NU-Q crowned champions of Qatar’s collegiate basketball league

February 11, 2013 by Northwestern University in Qatar | Category: News |

Photo credit: Joseph Kurtin

Northwestern University in Qatar’s women’s basketball team won Qatar’s collegiate basketball league tournament on Saturday in a 26-21 victory over Qatar Academy. This is the first time the NU-Q women’s team has taken first place in either the tournament or in the league.

“This year saw us really grow as a team, with the strong leadership of our two team captains and some excellent new additions,” said coach Emily Wilson. “We put a lot of focus on learning to work together and trust each other on the court—when that happened, we got great results.”

Co-captain and senior Dana Atrach, who helped start the team in her freshman year, was awarded the tournament’s MVP trophy. Sophomores Maha Al-Ansari, Gena El Aker, and junior Sarah Sabry received all-star team awards.

The Wild Scotts, comprised of players from NU-Q and Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, won the men’s division tournament, beating Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar in the finals.

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