Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2 Niners make notable teams

A couple of notable upcoming adventures for some Charlotte 49er student-athletes:

-- Incoming Charlotte women's basketball freshman guard Rachelle Coward has been invited to try out for a spot on the 2008 Canadian Junior Women's National Team. Coward, who played at Oak Hill (Va.) Academy and a native of Nova Scotia, is one of 23 players invited to the tryout in Barrie, Ontario, Canada on July 11 and 12.
The tryout will determine the Canadian Junior National Team which will compete in the FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 23-27. The Canadian team won the silver medal in the 2006 competition.

-- Recent 49ers graduate Jonas Enander Hedin will begin play Thursday with the European team at the 2008 Palmer Cup, an annual Ryder Cup-style competition between a team of college players from Europe and a team of college players from the United States. Enander Hedin is a native of Taby, Sweden.
The two-day event will be held at the Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links in Gailes, Scotland. Enander Hedin helped Charlotte win three consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference golf championships and consecutive top-10 finishes in the NCAA Championships the past two seasons.