From Nazareth to Natchitoches

By Kevin Shannahan

shahd-abboudThe Northwestern State University Lady Demons Basketball team has taken on an international flair with the addition of player Shahd Abboud who hails from Israel. Abboud is starting her second year as a guard for the Demons. She is originally from Nazareth in the Galilee area of Northern Israel and comes from a basketball family with both her parents being basketball coaches. In Israel, a player can play professionally immediately after high school, but Abboud wanted to further her education while playing basketball. She is a biology/Pre-Med major and hopes to go on to medical or physical therapy school after her tenure as a Demon.




Photo credit: Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services.