Tarleton adds NJCAA scoring threat Gosia Byczkowska to 2023-24 roster


STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton infused next season’s roster with scoring ability, the women’s basketball program announced on Tuesday, adding Gosia Bycszkowska from Howard College.

Byczkowska (5-11) is a shooting guard who poured it on consistently at the NJCAA level last season, averaging 13.1 points (.439 FG%, .366 3PT%, .851 FT%) and 5.3 rebounds in 28 games (14 starts).

Among the entire NJCAA, Byczkowska ranked 11th in free throw percentage at .851. In the NJCAA Region 5, also called the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, the newest Texan was sixth in scoring and third in three-point percentage. She earned a WJCAC All-Conference honorable mention last season.

Last year, Byczkowska notched 23 10+ point performances in 28 games, 14 straight to end the year plus three 20+ point games overall. In the season finale at Odessa College, she tied her career-high at 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-5 from distance, plus 10 rebounds. She ended her year with three straight double-doubles, posting four overall.  

Byczkowska played the last two seasons at Howard College after coming to the United States at 16 years old from Poland. She landed in Wichita, Kansas, where she played three years of varsity basketball for The Independent School.

Playing for the Lady Panthers for three years, she was First-Team All-Conference in the 2A Division, Second-Team All-Conference and an honorable mention. She averaged 13 points per game her final two years.

While in Poland, Byczkowska competed for the club Gdynskie Towarzystwo Koszykowki (GTK Gdynia).

Academically while at Howard College, Byczkowska was on the All-Academic Team and was selected to the President’s List the last two years. The Gdynia, Poland, native, will study pre-physical therapy at Tarleton.

Byczkowska is the sixth announced signing by head coach Bill Brock, joining post player Faith Acker from Winnsboro High School, guard Miannah Little from McLennan CC, stretch-four Andjela Bigovic from Cochise College, forward Lexi Bull from Wyoming and post Vitória Carvalho from South Plains College.

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