Senior Women’s Team Announces FIBA Americup 2017 Roster

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SENIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
ANNOUNCES FIBA AMERICUP 2017 ROSTER

12 ATHLETES SELECTED TO REPRESENT CANADA IN ARGENTINA

TORONTO, ON (July 28, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance Program is pleased to announce the final roster for the Senior Women’s National Team set to compete at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“In this first year of the Tokyo quadrennial we have assessed a number of athletes and are pleased to confirm the twelve that will make up the best team for the 2017 FIBA Women’s Americup,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. “We look forward to travelling to Argentina to compete for a spot in the 2018 FIBA World Cup.”

Lisa Thomaidis takes the helm in her fifth year as Head Coach and is joined by assistant coaches Shawnee Harle and Steve Baur.

The team is currently training at the Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB) until Tuesday, August 1st and will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for additional training from August 3-5 to prior to the tournament.

Canada tips-off tournament play at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017 against 14th ranked Cuba on Sunday, August 6 at 5:45 PM ET.
The top three teams from the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017 will qualify for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain.
Canada’s Senior Women’s National team is currently ranked 2nd in the Americas and 6th in the world by FIBA.
Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

MEDIA AVAILABILITIES

Saturday, July 29
4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Tuesday, August 1
4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are MDT and subject to change
The full staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.
2017 SWNT AMERICUP ROSTER

# Name       Position Height Hometown Club/School (17-18)
9 Miranda Ayim Forward 6’3” London, ON Basket Landes (France)
8 Bridget Carleton Guard 6’1” Chatham, ON Iowa State (NCAA)
13 Shay Colley Guard 5’9” Brampton, ON Michigan State (NCAA)
6 Laura Dally Guard 6’0” Sarnia, ON Unattached
10 Nirra Fields Guard 5’8” Montreal, QC Uni Gyor (Hungary)
22 Ruth Hamblin Centre 6’6” Houston, BC Adelaide Lightning (Australia)
7 Sami Hill Guard 5’10” Toronto, ON Unattached
4 Miah-Marie Langlois Point Guard 5’8” Windsor, ON Enisey Krasnoyarski Kraj (Russia)
5 Kia Nurse Guard 6’0” Hamilton, ON UConn (NCAA)
14 Katherine Plouffe Forward 6’3” Edmonton, AB Bourges (France)
15 Michelle Plouffe Forward 6’3” Edmonton, AB Unattached
12 Jamie Scott Guard 5’10” Clarkston, WA Ferrol (Spain)

2017 SWNT STAFF LIST

Name Position Hometown
Lisa Thomaidis Head Coach Saskatoon, SK
Shawnee Harle Assistant Coach Calgary, AB
Steve Baur Assistant Coach Sackville, NS
Max Hirst Performance Analysis Coordinator Collingwood, ON
Rhonda Shishkin Physiotherapist Saskatoon, SK
Danielle Dobney Athletic Therapist Toronto, ON
Bryce Tully Mental Performance Coach Halifax, NS
Marni Wesner Lead Physician Edmonton, AB
Anne Marie Thuss Team Manager Hamilton, ON
Bailey Williams Press Officer Toronto, ON
Denise Dignard Director, Women’s High Performance Toronto, ON
Mike MacKay Performance Manager, Women’s High Performance Truro, NS

2017 SWNT SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM LOCATION
July 24-August 1 Training Camp Edmonton, AB, Canada
August 2-3 Travel Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 3-5 Training in Argentina
August 6-13 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017
August 6 Canada vs. Cuba @5:45 PM ET
August 7 Canada vs. Puerto Rico @ 8:05 PM ET
August 8 Canada vs. Mexico @ 3:05 PM ET
August 10 Canada vs. Paraguay @ 12:35 PM ET
August 12 Semi-Finals
August 13 Final Round
August 14-15 Return to Canada Canada

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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