McGrath commits to Cowley College


PRESTON – Myerscough Basketball Academy announced on Friday that second-year guard Jess McGrath has committed to Cowley College in the United States.

Cowley College is based in Arkansas City, Kansas and competes in the NCJAA’s Region IV Conference. The Lady Tigers, who finished second in the KJCCC East in 2018-19, posted a 24-8 record overall before falling in the tournament quarterfinals.

“It’s just amazing — I’ve been working so hard for this so to be able to achieve a goal I had set for myself when I came to Myerscough is a great feeling,” said McGrath. “I’ve really pushed myself out of my comfort zone this season.”

McGrath joins Cowley following two years at the Preston-based Academy, where she played in Basketball England’s Division One and Two and the Women’s Elite Academy Basketball League (WEABL).

The 18-year-old is the fourth female student-athlete from Myerscough, and second this season, to commit to furthering their basketball career in America since the women’s programme was established in 2016.

“Myerscough made me realise that I can do so much more than I thought I could have,” she added. “I’ve improved so much and I’m really going in the right direction.”

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