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Sandra Abston named Bison women's basketball assistant coach

Abston spent a collegiate season playing under Bison head coach Jory Collins at Emporia State


FARGO — North Dakota State women's basketball head coach Jory Collins has named Sandra Abston, who recently spent time coaching in Sweden, as an assistant coach on his staff.

Abston recently spent time as an assistant coach with the Fryshuset Basket Women’s Division I team in Sweden. Prior to being an assistant coach, she was the head coach of the Fryshuset Basket Girls Under 17 First Division team. In her time as head coach, Abston had six players invited to play for the Swedish National Team in the European Championship.

“I am very excited to add Sandra and her family to NDSU and our coaching staff,” Collins said in a press release from Bison Athletics. “She has great diversity in her background as a player and coach. It will be great for our team and staff to have her point of view and input into our team. Her coaching experience in Sweden will add a new perspective and dynamic as well. She is very genuine and will easily establish relationships with our players and recruits.”

Abston began her collegiate playing career at Georgia Tech, then played two seasons at George Mason, where she set the school record for most made 3-pointers in a game with seven. After graduating from George Mason, Abston transferred to Emporia State, where she played for Collins during the 2015-16 season. She was second on the team in scoring (13.0) and rebounding (5.9).

After her collegiate career, Abston played for TV Saarlouis Royals in the first division in Germany. From 2007-13, she was a member of the Swedish National Team (Under 16, Under 18, Under 20 and Women’s National Team). Abston also participated in the EuroCup from 2008-10 and was a Swedish national champion with the 08 Stockholm club in 2010.

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