Women’s Basketball, it’s More Than A Game
Canisius Women’s Basketball, despite many restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, persevered on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.
"Feet in. Arms out. Eyes Up." We welcome a new-era of Canisius Women's Basketball as Sahar Nusseibeh becomes our 10th head coach in program history. Since being introduced as our new leader, Coach Nusseibeh has begun to instill a vision for the program and what it means to be a Golden Griffin student-athlete.
Unfortunately due to the pandemic our team made the difficult decision to conclude the 2020-2021 season after 5 games. Throughout the entire year, our team continued to maintain a positive attitude and came back this year more competitive than ever, ready to dominate the court. Several of our athletes received a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher and were named to the MAAC’s All-Academic Women’s Basketball Team. In addition, our student-athletes were one of nineteen Canisius athletic teams to achieve an average GPA over 3.0. We are proud of their continued dedication to not only their sport but also to their academic studies as well.
Despite busy schedules, our athletes got involved in a community outside of Canisius to help them become well-rounded leaders both on and off the field. This past year our Griffs donated their time throughout Buffalo to help better and expand upon the Jesuit values which we as an institution practice and encourage daily. One of the pillars of Canisius, the Jesuit community, as well as our basketball program, is for our athletes to be women for and with others. Through all their hard work and dedication they are becoming strong Griffin Leaders and setting an example for teammates and classmates alike.
Your donation to Canisius Women’s Basketball More Than A Game Campaign will help provide our student-athletes with essential resources and support for both their mental and overall health. By prioritizing their health and wellness, the young women on our team will be able to align their minds, body, and spirit in order to become the best versions of themselves. In addition, we would love our athletes to have more travel opportunities to be able to experience cultures and communities outside of Buffalo.
A huge part of our success as a team is made possible by the generosity of our donors over the past year. Your continued support allows our program to harvest an environment that encourages growth for our Griffs in the classroom, on the field, and within our community.