Senior Women’s National Team announced ahead of FIBA Women’s Americup 2019

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TORONTO, Ont. (September 19, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the Senior Women’s National Team roster for the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019.

See list below for the Senior Women’s National Team FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 roster.

“We’re excited to officially start the Tokyo Olympic qualification process with this team at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup,” said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, Senior Women’s National Team.  “Following a productive training camp at home in the City of Edmonton, we’re excited to compete with the top teams in the Americas.”

The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will be played September 22-29 in San Juan’s historic Coliseo Roberto Clemente.  Canada is in Group A for the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup along with Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, and hosts, Puerto Rico.

“The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup is always a great opportunity for our women’s team to compete against the best in our zone,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance.  “We are looking forward to seeing our team in action as this will be valuable and great stepping stone as part of the new FIBA Olympic Qualification system.” 

Fans in Canada can catch all the action from the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 streaming live and on demand on DAZN.

Entering the tournament as two-time defending FIBA AmeriCup champions, Canada has found a spot on the podium in seven of the last eight competitions dating back to the 2003 FIBA Americas Championship for Women in Culiacan, Mexico.

The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will begin with a Group Phase, where teams play round-robin format for four days. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019, where the top team of Group A will play the second team of Group B and the top team of Group B will play the second team of Group A. The winners of the semifinals will go-on to play for the continental title on September 29.  Click here for the competition schedule.

As part of the new Women’s National Team Competition System, the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will qualify the top 8 teams to the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in November.

The FIBA Women’s Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in Americas will qualify the top four teams for the four global FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, taking place in February 2020.  Canada will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a top two three finish in their group in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020.

Canada is currently ranked 5th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

SENIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA WOMEN’S AMERICUP 2019 ROSTER

#NamePositionHeightHometown2019-2020 Club / School
14Kayla AlexanderCentre6’4″Milton, ONChicago Sky (WNBA) / Cukurova Mersin (Turkey)
9Miranda AyimForward6’3″London, ONBasket Landes (France)
6Bridget CarletonGuard6’1″Chatham, ONMinnesota Lynx (WNBA) / Townsville Fire (Australia)
13Shay ColleyGuard5’9″Brampton, ONMichigan State (NCAA)
23Quinn DornstauderForward6’4″Regina, SKZamarat (Spain)
15Aaliyah EdwardsForward6’3″Kingston, ONCrestwood Prep (OSBA)
8Kim GaucherGuard6’1″Mission, BCMondeville (France)
22Ruth HamblinCentre6’6″Houston, BCDynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)
4Sami HillGuard5’10”Toronto, ONDonau-Ries (Germany)
10Miah-Marie LangloisGuard5’8″Windsor, ONDynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)
7Nayo Raincock-EkunweForward6’2″Toronto, ONNew York Liberty (WNBA) / Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia)
12Jamie ScottGuard5’10”Clarkston, WADynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)

SENIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA WOMEN’S AMERICUP 2019 COACHES & STAFF

NamePositionHometownAffiliation
Lisa ThomaidisHead CoachDundas, ONUniversity of Saskatchewan
Steve BaurAssistant CoachSackville, NSCanada Basketball
Carly ClarkeAssistant CoachHalifax, NSRyerson University
Glen GrunwaldPresident & CEO, Canada BasketballFranklin Park, ILCanada Basketball
Max HirstCoordinator, Performance AnalysisCollingwood, ONCanada Basketball
Lauren BuschmannSports Scientist & IST ManagerSt. Catharines, ONCanada Basketball/CSI-Ontario
Rhonda ShishkinPhysiotherapistSaskatoon, SKUniversity of Saskatchewan
Danielle DobneyAthletic TherapistToronto, ONYork University
Bryce Tully Mental Performance ConsultantHalifax, NSCSC-Atlantic
Kristin AnsteyPhysicianEdmonton, ABUniversity of Alberta
Anne Marie ThussTeam ManagerHamilton, ONMcMaster University
Denise DignardDirector, WHPPort Cartier, QCCanada Basketball
Mike MacKayPerformance Manager, WHPTruro, NSCanada Basketball
Matt WalkerCommunications ManagerAncaster, ONCanada Basketball

2019 SENIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FIBA WOMEN’S AMERICUP 2019 SCHEDULE

DATEITEMTIME (ET) LOCATION
September 22Canada vs. Mexico12:30 PMFIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019San Juan, Puerto Rico
September 23Canada vs. Cuba5:30 PM
September 24Canada vs. Puerto Rico8:00 PM
September 26Canada vs. Dominican Republic5:30 PM
September 28SemifinalsTBD
September 29FinalsTBD

Courtesy Canada Basketball