CHARLESTON, S.C. – Numbers only tell part of the story of how special the 2012-13 season was for the College of Charleston women’s basketball team under first year head coach Natasha Adair.
The Cougars re-wrote the record books as they achieved 61 top-10 performances in team and individual categories and set 20 school records.
Most importantly, the Cougars won 16 games. By doing that they more than doubled their win total from the 2011-12 season and recorded the third most wins in the history of the program over the last 23 years.
Junior Alyssa Frye set a Southern Conference record with 95 three pointers made during the 2012-13 season. Helping Frye was point guard Jillian Brown, who set a CofC program record for assists in a season with 206. Brown also became the first player since the 1997-98 season in the SoCon to average over six assists per game.
On a national level Frye ranked 15th in the NCAA in threes made and Brown ranked 13th in the NCAA in assists per game.
The Cougars had many notable wins such as against Richmond, their first won against an Atlantic-10 Conference school since the 1980-81 season. The Cougars beat Samford for the first time in school history. The Cougars beat SoCon power Davidson on the road for just the third time in program history.
The Cougars were rewarded for their regular season success with an invitation to the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament. The Cougars won their first game at Northern Kentucky and advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Detroit.
CofC Women’s Basketball Postseason Awards
Sharp Shooter Award: Alyssa Frye
Floor General Award: Jillian Brown
Best Defense Award: Jillian Brown
Most Improved Award: Mikaela Hopkins
Unsung Hero Award: Deidre Ramer
Closing Thoughts from CofC Head Coach Natasha Adair
“I want our women’s basketball program to continue to strive to be the best and be the best in the classroom and on the court. I want us to continue to build great people and great professionals. This has been a great first season, one that I will always remember. I’m excited our seniors get to walk out of here with so many fun memories and leaving a legacy for future student-athletes to follow, of winning.”