Former CSU basketball star Coward named to Canadian national team

Former Charleston Southern women’s basketball standout Rachelle Coward has been named to the Canadian Development Women’s National team which will represent Canada at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.

“There is no better feeling than being told you are going to represent your country,” said Coward “It is an honor, and an honor not to be taken lightly. I am excited to be a part of something bigger than me.”

Coward, a guard from Nova Scotia, Canada, finished up her playing career among CSU’s all-time leaders, sitting first overall in scoring average with 18.2 points per game and 10th in three-pointers with 101 made 3’s in her career with the Lady Bucs.

“I am very excited for Rachelle on making the Canadian Development Women’s National team,” said CSU head women’s basketball coach Fred Applin. “It’s a big honor for her and the CSU women’s basketball program, and she will represent Canada well.”

Coward earned Big South Player of the Week honors during the first week of the 2012-13 season after scoring 28 points and pulling down eight rebounds in CSU’s 60-57 win over UNC Greensboro, but suffered a season-ending injury in the Bucs’ second game. She finishes her career having started in all 34 games she played in, and finished with career totals of 618 points and 141 rebounds.