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Chelsea McGowen
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Chelsea McGowen 781025
Position: Foward/Center
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Point, N.C.
High School: Croatan
Other College: Brunswick C.C.

2012-13: Started all 25 games played  ... Second on team in rebounding (5.8) and sixth in scoring (5.2) ... Grabbed double-digit rebounds five times and scored double-digit points three times ... Finished with eight rebounds versus Georgia State ... Scored six points and added eight rebounds versus George Mason ... Tallied 10 rebounds and five points at Old Dominion ... Grabbed eight rebounds and added four points versus William & Mary ... Pulled down 11 boards and added five points against Drexel ... Finished with 11 boards and six points against North Carolina A&T ... Grabbed 11 rebounds and pitched in six points versus Richmond ... Scored career-high 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting at Northern Kentucky ... Recorded eight points and career-high four steals at Xavier ... Notched four points and added seven rebounds against Charlotte ... Scored 10 points and added nine rebounds at Elon ... Grabbed career-high 12 rebounds and added 10 points at Wake Forest for second career double-double ... Scored three points and added three rebounds in season debut at West Virginia.

2011-12: Played in 31 games and made 17 starts ... Led team in field goal percentage (.524) and finished third on team in rebounding (4.3) ... Also averaged 4.9 points ...  Tallied eight points and added seven rebounds at Hofstra ...  Scored five points and added eight rebounds at William and Mary ... Poured in career high 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting against William and Mary ... Tallied eight points and two rebounds versus No. 12 Delaware ... Poured in 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting at Towson ... Scored eight points and added five rebounds at Northeastern ... Grabbed  seven rebounds and added three points at Delaware ... Notched eight points and added five rebounds against Northeastern ... Scored four points and added five rebounds versus Xavier ... Returned to lineup against Charlotte and finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for first career double-double ... Also posted season-high three blocks ... Tallied six points and added eight rebounds at Ohio ... Scored six points and added seven rebounds against East Carolina ... Pulled down team-high six rebounds and added four points at NC State ... Grabbed team-high eight rebounds and added eight points versus Washington State ... Made UNCW debut against MTSU and finished with six points and two rebounds.

2010-11 (Brunswick Community College): Averaged 13.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game ... Guided Dolphins to highest win total in five seasons.

2009-10 (Tusculum College): Averaged 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in guiding Pioneers to 23-10 overall record and NCAA Division II Tournament Elite Eight appearance.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Croatan High School, leading the Cougars to back-to-back Coastal Plains titles and three straight NCHSAA Class 2A State Championship appearances ... Three-time All-Area and two-time All-Coastal Plains Conference team honoree ... Finished career as the Cougars' career scoring and rebounding leader ... Averaged 18.6 points and 12.0 rebounds during her final three seasons with the program ... Member of program's 1,000-point and 1,000-rebound club ... Also participated in volleyball and track & field at Croatan.

PERSONAL: Full Name: Chelsea Jo McGowen ... Born June 3, 1991, in Jacksonville, N.C., Daughter of Donna Cullipher and Keith McGowen ... Majoring in Recreation Therapy.  

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