Athlete Spotlight: Gabby Winsky Wants to Make Plays

By Elm Staff

Gabby Winsky is ready for a change.

The senior guard for the Washington College women’s basketball team sees herself as more of a “defensively minded player” and wants to switch it up.

“My personal goal is to be more of an offensive threat … I tend to look to facilitate plays rather than to be a play maker, so I need to look for my shot more,” she said.

The Davidsonville native is hopeful the basketball team can finish in the top five in the Centennial Conference this year.

“We returned almost our entire team and brought in some great talent so I think we have a lot of potential this year and can be fierce competitors,” said Mosley.

Coach Alisha Mosley said Winsky will be a key part to the Shorewomen’s future success.

“Gabby is a leader on the court and off the court for our program. She does whatever the team needs to be successful and is often called upon to shut down our opponent’s best player.”

Winksy’s skills can be seen by her stats. She is a two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll athlete. Last season she averaged 5 points and 1.3 rebounds per 23 games played, 10 of them starts.

Looking back over her career at WC so far, Winsky said a highlight is the win over Muhlenberg last season.

“Muhlenberg is always one of the top teams in the conference and went onto win the championship,” she said. “It’s pretty cool to say we made history because it was the first time in our program’s history that we have won in Memorial Hall.”

A graduate of Severn High School, Winksy learned early that hard work pays off. She was a triple-threat athlete in basketball, soccer, and track. In 2014 she played for the IAAM Conference Champion basketball team and was on the three-time championship track and field team. A National Honor Society member and Senior Prefect, Winsky graduated Cum Laude from high school.

After gradating from WC, Winsky will be attending graduate school where she plans to either pursue a Master of Business Administration or Master of Accounting.

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