The UNBC Women’s Basketball team has added another fresh face for the upcoming Canada West season, officially announcing the commitment of six-foot forward Maggie Mowser to the program.

“It’s really exciting. I have put in a lot of hard work, so it is really rewarding for me to get to see that pay off. I am ready to get started. For me to get here, I have had to work very hard. I have put in a lot of hours in the gym, training outside of team practices, trying to develop my fundamental skills. Also, strength training, to prepare myself for the physicality of post-secondary,” said Mowser.

The Calgary product trains with Genesis Basketball, under coaches Lissette Arevalo and Eddie Richardson.

“I am a really versatile player. I can score inside and finish in the post in all sorts of ways. I can drive and shoot, but I am also a team player. I am good at finding what the best play is for the team, rather than just the best play for myself.”

Shchepotkin’s team graduated all-time leading scorer Maria Mongomo and starting guard Emily Holmes in 2020, while Madison Landry and Emma vanBruinessen head into their final UNBC season this year.

“We are excited to add someone with Maggie’s potential and dedication to our program. She obviously has great size, but she has shown she has the ability to play under the basket or step outside and stretch defenses.”

Mowser, who graduated from Centennial High School in June, plans to pursue Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNBC. She will join her teammates this Fall in Prince George, and is ready to continue to play the game she grew up dreaming about.

“I have just always loved basketball. My dad, my brother, and my sister all play too. It’s a family game for me. I really love the physicality of it, and that it is always challenging me and pushing me to get better and learn something new.”