Charlotte tabs Marquette’s Consuegra women’s coach

Charlotte has hired Marquette assistant and former Iowa standout

Cara Consuegra as women’s basketball coach.

Consuegra was introduced Tuesday as Karen Aston’s replacement.

Aston resigned earlier this month and was later hired as coach at

North Texas.

Consuegra spent the past seven seasons at Marquette. The Golden

Eagles reached the postseason each season, including the second

round of the NCAA tournament this year.

A former star point guard, Consuegra holds Iowa’s single-season

and career assist records. The former all-conference selection was

voted the most outstanding player of the 2001 Big Ten


The 32-year-old Consuegra becomes Charlotte’s fourth coach in 10

years. She takes over a team that lost in the WNIT semifinals last