Fourth-year guard Maria-Jose Raposo is the recipient of this year’s Sylvia Sweeney award, in recognition of her excellence in basketball, academics and community involvement. She is the first Stingers women’s basketball player to win a major national award in the 30-year history of Concordia University athletics.
She was presented the award at the all-Canadian dinner at the CIS National Championships last weekend, held at the University of Winnipeg.
Raposo was named second-team Quebec all-star this season, after finshing second in league scoring with an average of 13.1 point-per-game. She also placed in the top five in steals, three-point shooting percentage, rebounding, assists and free throw shooting.
Concordia head coach Keith Pruden says, “MJ is an exceptional young woman, a leader on our team and in her community. She exemplifies the very best qualities of the university student-athlete.”