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What a ride it's been for Charlston's collegiate career

What a ride it's been for Charlston's collegiate career
MOSCOW, ID - As we see all of our local, Division-1 basketball teams finish their seasons, we also see the face of one of those programs play her last game as well.

University of Idaho senior, Alyssa Charlston played the last game of her collegiate career when her Vandal basketball team was downed 88-42 by Louisville in the NCAA tournament. The team leader appeared in a record 130 consecutive games, playing in every game over the past four seasons. She finishes fifth all-time in scoring with 1,587 career-points, fourth in blocks with 128, fourth in rebounds with 855, and the list goes on and on. After the tough loss, an emotional Charlston reflects back on her time with Idaho.

"It's been the best decision I've ever made," said Charlston. "It's made me so much stronger, all the people I've been surrounded by. Like coach said, this is not the way we want to go out, but I've become who I am through the coaches here. Coach Newlee and my teammates, they've pushed me to become a great leader. And it's emotional, I mean any last game's gonna be emotional but wow what a ride it's been."

As for the future, Charlston is majoring in broadcast and digital media, so don't be surprised to see her on your TV screen in the next few years.
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