Cougars to Host Education Day, UNCG
College of Charleston (8-12, 4-7 SoCon) vs. UNCG (4-16, 1-10 SoCon)
February 4, 2013, 11:30 a.m. (ET)
TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball team is expected to welcome nearly 2,000 kids from local elementary and high schools from around the Charleston area as they host Education Day on Monday Feb. 4 with an 11:30 a.m. game against UNCG.
The kids will arrive early and experience various demonstration put on by faculty from the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics. Activities will begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 10:45 a.m and will include a paper airplane competition, chemistry demonstrations and hands-on activities from the South Carolina Aquarium, MUSC, NASA and the following College departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Grice Marine Laboratory, Center for Partnerships and Education, Computer Science, Geology, NASA, Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Education Health and Human Performance.
"Education day is a great way for the community to get a feel for our student-athletes," CofC head coach Natasha Adair said. "To be in TD Arena and have lots of screaming kids, teachers, parents and supporters cheering us on to victory. I look forward to it and our players look forward to it. It's an opportunity for our kids to give back and to say thank you, because we are the community's team."
"Events like this are meant to energize and excite these students about the opportunities that exist for them and to help them to prepare for the challenges they will meet," says Jim Deavor, Associate Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 8-12 (1st year)
CofC Record: 8-12 (1st year)
Career Record: 8-41 (2nd year)
UNCG Record: 8-41 (2nd year)
UNCG leads the all-time series 22-13. The Cougars won the last meeting, 88-61 in Greensboro on Dec. 3.
UNCG comes in with a 4-16 overall record and 1-10 mark in Southern Conference play. Most recently UNCG dropped a 60-49 game at home against Western Carolina. The Spartans are led in scoring by freshman guard Lucy Mason, who is averaging 14.1 points per game.
FRYE CATCHING FIRE...AGAIN
Junior Alyssa Frye set the CofC women's basketball DI record for threes in a season with seven against Furman to bring her total to 65. Frye has 256 points this season compared to 198 in all of last season. She is averaging a career-high 12.8 points per game this season.
The Cougars have combined to grab double-digit offensive rebounds as a team in each of their 20 games this season. The Cougars are leading the SoCon in offensive rebounds per game and senior Cathryn Hardy leads the conference individually at four offensive rebounds per game.
COUGARS HAVING CAREER GAMES
Sophomore Jazz Green made the start against Western Carolina and made the most of it as she set career-highs in points (14), assists (4) and minutes (33) in the win vs. the Catamounts. Sophomore Courtney McKenzie, who didn't play last year, scored a career-high eight points and has 29 points this season.
The Cougars have registered 15 or more assists in seven games this season and are 6-1 when doing so. Junior point guard Jillian Brown has already surpassed her assist total from last season (124), which is third on the school record list for assists in a single season. Brown currently has 135 assists and has recorded six double-digit assist games this season. The Cougars had 19 assists vs. 12 turnovers in their win against Western Carolina.