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March 9, 2017 | Basketball (W)

Richelle Gregoire, a graduating senior, at her last Stingers game.

Gregoire, Task earn U SPORTS basketball awards

Concordia Stingers Richelle Gregoire and Caroline Task received honours when the U SPORTS women’s basketball major awards and all-Canadians were announced late Wednesday night in Victoria, B.C.

Fifth-year forward Richelle Gregoire was named to the U SPORTS second all-Canadian team. It is her first honour at the national level. The Ste. Therese, Que. native was also a RSEQ first team all-star for the second consecutive year.

Gregoire was the leading scorer in the Quebec conference with an average of 16.9 points a game. Her totals were good for ninth in the country. She also averaged 6.1 rebounds a game and had impressive numbers from the line. She sank 66 of 79 free throws for .835. She averaged 34.6 minutes of playing time a game.

Task, a native of Dorval, Que., was named to the U SPORTS all-rookie team.

Also the RSEQ Rookie of the Year, the guard is a natural floor general with a high IQ for the game. Playing an average of 29.3 minutes a game, she averaged 9.1 points a game and 3.4 rebounds. She had 27 steals or 1.7 a game and she sunk 19 three-pointers. These totals rank her fifth and eighth in the RSEQ, respectively.

Task came to Concordia as a highly-regarded graduate of the Vanier Cheetahs basketball program. She was Vanier’s 2015 Female Athlete of the Year.