DEVELOPMENT WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES EXHIBITION AND FISU GAMES ROSTERS

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Team Canada will travel to China and South Korea to gain international experience

(TORONTO, ON) – Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance is pleased to announce the two rosters that will represent the Development Women’s National Team this summer. One roster will play in an exhibition tournament in China from June 22-28 and another roster will compete in the FISU Games from July 5-13 in Gwanju, Korea.

“International experience is key for the growth of these athletes. This summer will give 15 athletes the opportunity to play the international game,” said Fabian McKenzie (Cape Breton University), Head Coach of the Development Women’s National Team. “It’s an honour to coach this group and I look forward to us competing on the international stage.”

Michele Belanger (University of Toronto), Jeff Speedy (University of New Brunswick) and Ryan Thorne (McGill University) join McKenzie (Cape Breton University) on the bench.

Three athletes competing in exhibition games in China (Shay Colley, Jamie Weisner and Saicha Grant-Allen) will return to Canada to train with the Senior Women’s National Team ahead of the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Laura Dally, Michelle Hudyn and Abigail Fogg will join the team in Korea for the FISU Games.

The 2014 Development Women’s National Team won the Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan.

Full rosters and coaching staff for both competitions can be found below.

CHINA EXHIBITION ROSTER – JUNE 22-28

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL
Wumi Agunbiade Forward 6-1 Pickering, ON Duquesne
Adut Bulgak Forward 6-3 Edmonton, AB Florida State
Shay Colley* Guard 5-7 Brampton, ON South Carolina
Quinn Dornstauder Centre 6-4 Regina, SK Arizona State
Saicha Grant-Allen* Forward 6-4 Hamilton, ON Dayton
Ruth Hamblin Centre 6-6 Houston, BC Oregon State
Sami Hill Guard 5-10 Toronto, ON Virginia Tech
Karly Roser Guard 5-10 Hamilton, ON Northwestern
Jamie Weisner* Guard 5-9 Clarkston, WA Oregon State
Dakota Whyte Guard 5-8 Ajax, ON Wisconsin
Korissa Williams Guard 5-9 Amherstburg, ON Windsor
Meg Wilson Forward 6-2 London, ON Simon Fraser
CHINA EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
OPPONENT DATE TIME (EST)
Czech Republic June 22 9:00 a.m.
China June 23 7:00 a.m.
Brazil June 24 7:00 a.m.
Czech Republic June 26 9:00 a.m.
China June 27 7:00 a.m.
Brazil June 28 7:00 a.m.

FISU GAMES ROSTER – JULY 5-13

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL
Wumi Agunbiade Forward 6-1 Pickering, ON Duquesne
Adut Bulgak Forward 6-3 Edmonton, AB Florida State
Laura Dally Guard 5-9 Sarnia, ON Saskatchewan
Quinn Dornstauder Centre 6-4 Regina, SK Arizona State
Abigail Fogg Centre 6-4 Sault Ste Marie, ON South Dakota
Ruth Hamblin Centre 6-6 Houston, BC Oregon State
Sami Hill Guard 5-10 Toronto, ON Virginia Tech
Michelle Hudyn Forward 6-2 Kitchener, ON Missouri
Karly Roser Guard 5-10 Hamilton, ON Northwestern
Dakota Whyte Guard 5-8 Ajax, ON Wisconsin
Korissa Williams Guard 5-9 Amherstburg, ON Windsor
Meg Wilson Forward 6-2 London, ON Simon Fraser
FISU GAMES – JULY 5-13
OPPONENT DATE TIME
Hungary July 5 10:00 p.m.
Korea July 6 5:30 p.m.
Mozambique July 7 5:30 p.m.
TBD (9-16th & quarters) July 9 TBD
TBD (5-16th games) July 10 TBD
TBD (semis) July 11 TBD
TBD (5-16th games & bronze) July 12 TBD
TBD (gold medal game) July 13 TBD

COACHING STAFF – BOTH COMPETITIONS

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL
Fabian McKenzie Head Coach Glace Bay, NS Cape Breton
Michele Belanger Assistant Coach Toronto, ON University of Toronto
Jeff Speedy Assistant Coach Fredericton, NB University of New Brunswick
Ryan Thorne Assistant Coach Montreal, QC McGill
Sunny Ahluwalia Performance Analyst Surrey, BC Simon Fraser
Patrice Pepin Therapist Quebec, QC
Kristin Anstey* Physician Edmonton, AB Alberta
Sarah Barnes Team Manager St. Catharines, ON Queens
*Will only attend exhibition in China
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Drew Ebanks