Legerski Adds Two for the Future of Cowgirl Basketball
Taylor Rusk of Colorado and Selale Kepenc of Turkey are the two newest Wyoming Cowgirls. They signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday.
Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski announced the signings, who will attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2016.
Legerski said in a release from the university,
“Selale and Taylor are tremendous basketball players and have led their respective teams to numerous honors. Both players have been well coached, and we believe that each will have an immediate impact in our program. The Wyoming basketball program improved today with the signing of these two individuals. This is a great day for Cowgirl basketball.”
Rusk is a 5-11 forward from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, CO. She's a two-time First Team All-League selection and Second Team All-League honoree. Rusk was named the Continental League Player of the Year in 2015 plus to the Denver Post All-Colorado State Team and All-South Metro Team. She averaged 14 points and seven rebounds as a junior while helping her team to the 5A State Championship runner-up spot. Rusk was coached in high school by Matt Asik. Besides basketball, she was also a two-time state qualifier in tennis and named All-State in 2013. An excellent student, she is a member of the National Honor Society and a two-time All-Academic selection. She is the daughter of Robert and Diane Rusk and has two siblings, Samantha and Zach.
Kepenc is a 6-2 forward from Istanbul, Turkey and Bostenci Doga College. A member of the Fenerbahce club team over the last four years, she helped her team to three first place finishes in the Turkish Championships. She was also a member of the National Team in Turkey, where she recorded two double-doubles in the Under 16 European Championships. Kepenc is a three-time MVP and named the Best Forward of the League four times while playing for Club Fenerbahce. This season, she is a team captain. She is currently coached by Aziz Akkaya. She is the daughter of Cem and Nurhan Kepenc and has one sibling, Alp.