“I made a jumper, and my parents were going crazy. I just thought it was because we were winning, and then they told me that I had hit the 1,000 mark,” Osga said. “I thought that was pretty cool.”
Osga, a biology major whose humility kept her from speaking much more on her 1,000-point achievement, has started at the 2 position for the Tritons for the past three seasons. The senior should be considered one of UCSD’s most dangerous all-around players, big for a guard and yet still fast, with a reach that makes her a presence on the boards and hard to get past on the dribble.
Despite the strength of her all-around game, Osga says she would still like to become better on the defensive end. “I’d like to work on getting more done on defense,” Osga said. “I want to be a defensive stopper.” In her senior season, Osga has logged the most minutes and steals on the squad and is averaging over five rebounds a game. She is the second-highest scorer behind fifth-year senior Daisy Feder, who also reached the 1,000-point mark earlier this season. The two seniors lead the team in all categories: steals, points, three-pointers, rebounds, blocks and assists.
“I’ve come a long way as a player and as a person,” Osga said. “But getting to play with Daisy [Feder] for another year is a blessing, though, she does so much for the team.”
The Tritons currently sit behind Chico State in the CCAA standings, in which they are tied for second place with Cal State Los Angeles. UCSD is scheduled to face No. 6 Chico State this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at home.
Osga says the team is ready to take on the undefeated Wildcats later in the week.
“This year, [Chico’s] the undefeated one, and we want to break their streak,” Osga said. “We know they’re gonna come to play, and we just need to play hard.”