GLENS FALLS — For all the tangible things she brings to the basketball court and classroom, Glens Falls senior Lucy Tougas brings a thing that can’t be measured: poise. Whatever is needed most in a particular moment is what she gives you.
On Thursday, Tougas signed her letter of intent to attend Queens College, a Division II school in New York City, where she will play basketball for the Knights next fall.
Tougas, who is also ranked No. 1 academically in her class, received a scholarship that is partially academic and partially athletic.
Tougas, a 5-foot-9 point guard, scored more than 1,000 points for her career. This past season, she was the Class B MVP for Section II and also was Section II’s top scholar-athlete.
Tougas first found out about Queens through her summer league coach, then through AAU and the high school seasons.
“Towards the end of the season I was getting a lot of Division II calls,” Tougas said, “but I think Queens was definitely the best fit for me because it’s in New York City, and a lot of the other schools…didn’t have the right package for me.
Tougas said she wanted to stay in-state, but not be too close to home.
“We were considering prep schools, my sister (Sophie) and me, so I would have been doing a post-grad year, but we decided the best thing was for me to go to Queens this year,” Tougas added.
Queens made the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament this past season.