Sept. 13, 2012
Rice sophomore Reem Moussa has been called upon to represent her native Egypt in the FIBA Africa Under-18 Championships in Dakar, Sengal. The AfroBasket U18 competition runs from September 20-29.
"It's my home country, I've lived there almost my whole life, representing my country is all I've dreamt of since I was little," said Moussa. "Even when I was a gymnast, I've always wanted to represent Egypt."
Moussa is participating in the U18 AfroBasket for the second time. As a 16-year old, she competed with Egypt's U18 team that won the competition and advanced to the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships in Chile.
Egypt looks to qualify for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women, held in Lithuania, after appearing for the first time in 2011, with Moussa on the squad. The two finalists in the tournament qualify for next summer in Lithuania.
As the only American collegian on the squad, Moussa is expected to see a large amount of playing time.
Moussa scored 20 points for the Owls as a freshman in 2011-12. Having started school early, she is a year younger than the typical college sophomore and remains eligible for the U18 competition.
"I'm going to represent Egypt, but at the same time, I'm also representing Rice every time I play," said Moussa.
Moussa leaves to meet with her Egyptian teammates on Friday, Sept. 14. The FIBA Africa U18 Championship begins September 20.
Owls Travel South to Face Islanders
11/17/2015 - Following a 72-39 loss at No. 17 Kentucky, the Rice Owls travel to Corpus Christi for a Wednesday showdown against the Islanders (0-2) beginning at...
Kentucky Tops Rice In Season-Opener
11/13/2015 - No. 17 ranked Kentucky claimed a 72-39 win over the visiting Rice women’s basketball team before a vocal Wildcat crowd of 4,907 in the season...
Women's Basketball Tips Off Season at No....
11/12/2015 - Rice opens a new era of women’s basketball on Nov. 13 as head coach Tina Langley leads the Owls into the season opener at No. 18/17 Kentucky.
Rice Women’s Basketball Welcomes Bennett,...
11/11/2015 - Rice women’s basketball head coach Tina Langley announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
Basketball Single-Game Tickets Now On Sale
11/05/2015 - With the home opener less than three weeks away, Rice University women’s basketball single-game tickets are now on sale at RiceOwls.com and...
Owls Selected to Play on American Sports Network
10/01/2015 - The American Sports Network (ASN) announced on Thursday that it will televise the Rice women’s basketball home tilt versus North Texas, which...
Rice Basketball to Participate in "Come Ready...
09/29/2015 - To coordinate with the start of 2015-16 preseason practice, the Rice Men's and Women's Basketball teams will participate in the 2016 "Come Ready to...
Women's Basketball Draws National TV...
09/16/2015 - The Rice Owls women’s basketball game at FIU on Feb. 20 was one of eight Conference USA games selected to be featured on FOX Sports Networks,...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store