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NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres will ‘power up’  this weekend, the women’s NBL1 team set to welcome back guard Rachel Brewster following four years at Utah State where she totalled 1,303 career points to rank fourth in school history.


Whilst Brewster hasn’t pulled on a Nunawading uniform in competition since 2015, the sharp shooter has been a regular addition to Spectres sessions every college off season and has remained familiar with the program.


In her time at Utah State, Brewster’s performances both on and off the court saw her awarded; Honorable Mention All-Mountain West, Mountain West All-Freshman Team, Academic All-Mountain West, Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award.


Across 126 NCAA games, Brewster totalled 1,303 points, 562 rebounds and 215 assists - and will provide the Spectres another weapon on the offensive end of the floor.


“We’re excited to be welcoming Rachel back into the fold,” Spectres Head Coach Paul Flynn said.


“First and foremost, lets acknowledge Rachel’s fantastic career at Utah State. What she contributed to that program over a four-year period was nothing short of exceptional, statistically and in terms of the leadership she provided. From the minute she walked in as a freshman, she was leaned upon from players and coaches, and she took it all in her stride.”


“We’re looking forward to integrating her back into our team here at Nunawading. She’s remained such an important focus for us even whilst overseas and we’re excited at being able to present her an opportunity to just play without having to shoulder too much straight away.”


The Spectres will square off against the Southern Sabres this coming Saturday, their first road game since Round 2.


Billed league wide as Mother’s Day Round, both the women’s and men’s NBL1 fixtures against the Sabres will support the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Anyone wearing a pink item of clothing or a pink ribbon will be asked to give a gold coin donation to support the BCNA instead of the usual entry fee.


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