By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director
Toledo, OH -- Owens Women's Basketball has long prided itself on advancing its players to four year schools, and they have added another one to that long list. Essence Cowan has signed with the Winthrop Eagles Women's Basketball program.
Cowan, a Lima, OH native, was a two year starter with the Express. Known for her three point shooting capabilities, she averaged 13.2 points per game during the 2017-18 basketball season. She also led the team in free throw percentage last season as well.
During the 2016-17 season, Cowan averaged 12.2 points per game, which placed her third on the team in scoring. She was instrumental in helping the Express have an undefeated regular season.
For her efforts on the court, Cowan was named to the Second Team All-OCCAC twice. She was also named to the All-Freshman OCCAC team after her first season with Owens. She was also named to the All-Academic Team for the OCCAC during the spring semester of 2018.
Cowan joins a Winthrop program coached by basketball legend, Lynette Woodard in her first season. The Eagles are coming off of a 3-27 season, and Cowan will be looking to help turn around the Winthrop program this season.