Close search panel

Main » News

May 9, 2024 | Basketball (W)

Nelly Owusu and Tricya St-CyrNelly Owusu and Tricya St-Cyr

A familiar face back with women's basketball

“I am thrilled to get one of our veterans back on the court and in our locker room,” said head coach Tenicha Gittens. “She is one of the best athletes I’ve had the pleasure of coaching, on both ends of the floor. I look forward to having Nelly on the sidelines again, we are all very excited.”

After a successful career at Dawson College, Owusu was a highly recruited freshman and an important recruit for head coach Tenicha Gittens. Owusu’s career at Concordia got off to a hot start, helping the team go 9-1 in non-conference play,  averaging 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in those games before tearing her ACL in a non-contact drill  before the 2018-19 RSEQ season. In her 2nd year, Owusu returned to the line up with limited minutes, averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. After a cancelled RSEQ season due to the pandemic, Owusu played all 12 games of the 2021-22 RSEQ season and averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Even through the setbacks, Owusu made an impact on and off the court. In 2019-20 and 2021-22 Owusu was the RSEQ nominee for the Tracy MacLeod Award for Leadership and Social Engagement.

The Montreal native has two more years of eligibility and has enrolled in a Masters program.

Coach Gittens is also pleased to announce the commitment of Vanier College guard Tricya St-Cyr.

Described by Gittens as a consistent three-point shooting threat that possesses good size and strength at the guard position, St-Cyr will help create better spacing, stretch the floor and dominate the paint. 

“Tricya is unafraid, and embraces physicality on both ends,” said coach Gittens. “She is the daughter of a coach and comes from a great family. She is hungry and eager to get started, and we are happy that she’ll be joining our family for the next few years.”