A big congratulations to Ashley Owusu, Westminster Class of 2015, for officially signing with the University of Maryland Lady Terrapins this week! Ashley was a star for the Westminster Griffins during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. In 2013-2014, Ashley lead a very strong team to an undefeated season and a first-place CAC banner. In 2014-2015, the team also won the first-place banner for the season and came in 2nd place in the tournament.
Mr. Miller fondly remembers Ashley's dedication to her Westminster team. College recruiters were already watching Ashley in those days and she had many commitments outside of the Westminster gym. In spite of this, Ashley always came to the games and attended almost every practice. She was a true team player and extremely modest about her exceptional talent.
The entire Owusu family chose Westminster for its balanced approach and strong academics. Ashley's parents wanted her to be in a school that was not just interested in her basketball skills, but in developing her full potential. We are so proud of her and thrilled that she will be playing close by so that we can attend some of her games. The following is an excerpt from the University of Maryland Terps news.
Ashley Owusu ∙ 5-11 ∙ Guard
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
High School: Paul VI Catholic High School
AAU Team: BWSL
About Owusu: Ranked the No.5 overall player by Blue Star and ESPN and No. 1 point guard by ESPN… also on the ESPN Player of the Year Watch List… named to Naismith High School Girls Award watch list…won a WCAC championship her freshman year and won States in her freshmen, sophomore, junior seasons…twice named to WCAC All-First Team and earned First Team All-Met by the Washington Post in her junior year.
Terps Head Coach, Brenda Frese on Owusu: "We've probably been watching Ashley since middle school. She was already known that early. She's a powerful guard that can get her shot in multiple ways. She's played in one of the top high school programs and conferences in the country. She's delivered some big games when her teams have needed it. She should really provide some punch to our back court."
Ashley Owusu on Maryland: "I'm a family person and Coach B. really talks about and makes family important. It just felt like home to me and it is a bonus that my family can come to games. I knew their track record of players having success in the league and I knew the coaching staff could help me get better."