June 19,2014(ISN) – LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western women’s basketball team continued to
build on its impressive 2014 recruiting class, with coach Cheryl Jean-Paul
announcing the signing of point guard Nathania Takyi (Calgary) Wednesday.
The 5-foot-4 guard, who will graduate from Bishop Carroll High School this year,
comes to the Spartans after a Grade 12 campaign that saw her average 12.8 points,
6.6 steals and 4.5 rebounds per game.
“We are very excited to welcome Nathania into our program,” Jean-Paul said. “With a
recruiting class that includes a great shooter in Jessie Brown (Langley) and an
athletic rebounder in Tessa Ratzlaff (Aldergrove, B.C.), Nathania is the third
weapon who can attack the rim, create scoring looks and play tenacious defense. She
is joining a roster that is still relatively young and she’ll play a big part in
helping our program continue to move forward.
“We are looking forward to having someone who is serious about both basketball and
her academic pathway, and someone who will appreciate and be a part of our
developing culture. She is a fun player to watch and we thank (Bishop Carroll) coach
Josh Fluker for the time he’s dedicated to helping her grow and compete for this
opportunity to play at the CIS level.”
This past year, Takyi helped Bishop Carroll to the Division II Calgary City
Championship final, before her team ultimately fell to Bishop Grandin in the title
Over her high school career, Takyi was her team’s MVP in both Grade 10 and 12 and
this year was selected to play in Alberta’s Shooting Stars All-Star Game.
“Nathania is an exciting player to watch and she has outstanding ball-handling
skills that enable her to create scoring opportunities for her teammates,” Fluker
said. “Her quick first step and athleticism allow her to get to the basket and
finish in creative ways. Trinity Western is acquiring a strong point guard with a
great attitude and work ethic.”
Takyi, who plans to study pre-pharmacy, said: “I chose to attend TWU because I feel
like it will be a great place for me to grow as both a basketball player and as a
person. Everyone is very kind and supportive, and I am very excited to be a part of