CANADIAN WOMEN MAKING AN IMPACT IN THE NCAA

As March Madness approaches, here is a breakdown of some of the top Canadian players and their season averages in the NCAA.

GP: Games played                   MPG: Minutes per game                PPG: Points per game

RPG: Rebounds per game      APG: Assists per game                  BPG: Blocks per game

STL: Steals per game

CANADIAN FEMALE PLAYERS IN NCAA 2013 - 2014

NATALIE ACHONWA

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Senior

Forward

Guelph, ON

GP: 27         MPG: 25.1         PPG: 14.5         RPG: 7.5          APG: 2.9           BPG: 1.2

Natalie Achonwa, aka Ace, has been one of the leaders of the Fighting Irish's perfect season. ND finished with an impressive 29-0 record, as Achonwa led her squad in rebounding and was top three in points and assists.

 

CASSANDRA BROWN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Portland Pilots

Junior

Guard/Forward

Vernon, BC

GP: 31         MPG:  25.1        PPG: 13.8        RPG: 4.6          APG: 0.7      STL: 0.8

Cassandra Brown averages a Portland Pilots best for points per game this season. The junior recently received an All-West Coast Conference honourable mention for her play this season.

 

TAIJAH CAMPBELL

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Virginia Tech Hokies

Sophomore

Forward

Pickering, ON

GP: 29      MPG: 26.5         PPG: 5.8          RPG: 6.5              APG: 1              BPG:  1.4 

Pickering, Ontario’s Taijah Campbell is among the top ranked in the ACC in blocks, field goal percentage, and rebounds. Her consistent efforts have led to several wins for the Hokies.

 

KAYLA DAVIS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Xavier Musketeers

Freshman

Guard

Brampton, ON

GP: 30       MPG: 15.6          PPG: 4.3           RPG: 1.7             APG: 1.1       STL: 0.4

If there is such a thing as an experienced freshman, that would be Kayla Davis. Kayla was a member of the U19 Canadian national team that competed in the 2013 FIBA Worlds in Lithuania. She was also part of the U16 Canadian squad that took bronze in Amsterdam. Her freshman season has gone well but the sky is the limit for this Brampton, ON native.

 

QUINN DORSTAUDER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Arizona State Sun Devils

Freshman

Centre

Regina, SK

GP:  25        MPG: 7.3          PPG: 2.5          RPG: 1.7             APG: 0.2              BPG: 0.7

Quinn Dornstauder began her NCAA career with the Pac-12 upper-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. Dornstauder has put forth strong efforts to help her team achieve conference success.

 

NIRRA FIELDS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

UCLA Bruins

Sophomore

Guard

Montreal, QC

GP: 31       MPG: 34.5         PPG: 17       RPG: 6.2          APG: 2.3            STL: 2

Nirra Fields is among the Pac-12 leaders in four categories this season, including scoring, 3-point field goals made, minutes played and steals. The sophomore ranks second on her team for scoring and third in rebounding.

 

SAICHA GRANT-ALLEN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Dayton Flyers

Freshman

Forward

Hamilton, ON

GP: 21         MPG: 9.1         PPG: 2.9        RPG: 2.5          APG:  0.1          BPG: 0.3

Saicha Grant-Allen debuted her NCAA career with top ranked team, the Dayton Flyers. The Hamilton, Ontario native’s efforts have led her to a three-star prospect rating.

 

RUTH HAMBLIN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Oregon State Beavers

Sophomore

Centre

Houston, BC

GP: 28         MPG: 26.5             PPG: 10        RPG: 8.5          APG: 0.5           BPG: 3.9

Ruth Hamblin is a force on the Oregon State Beavers, leading the pack in rebounding and ranking third in scoring. Her efforts have allowed her to top the Pac-12 in blocks this season, with her numbers more than doubling all other players in the conference.

 

SAMI HILL

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Virginia Tech Hokies

Freshman

Guard

Toronto, ON

GP: 22      MPG: 8.6               PPG: 1.4              RPG:  0.6                 APG: 0.

Sami Hill signed with Virginia Tech for her rookie season in the NCAA. The Torontonian consistently puts in minutes to support her team in the ACC standings.

 

MEGAN LUKAN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Green Bay Phoenix

Junior

Guard

Barrie, ON

GP: 22      MPG: 33.1          PPG: 8.8          RPG: 5.7              APG: 4.5            STL: 1.5

Megan was voted First Team All-Horizon League as a junior. She is a leader on this young Green Bay squad who is pushing to get to the next level.She plays with her sister Kaili, and although they both score, Megan acts as a facilitator for the rest of her squad.

 

KAILI LUKAN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Green Bay Phoenix

Sophomore

Guard

Barrie, ON

GP:  22     MPG: 30.8          PPG: 11.9         RPG: 3.3              APG:             STL:1.2

Kaili is the top scorer for the Phoenix this season. As a leader on this team, she has continued to lead in scoring. The chemistry between the Lukan sisters has been phenomenal and has helped push this young team to the next level.

 

KATHERINE PLOUFFE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Marquette Golden Eagles

Senior

Forward

Edmonton, AB

GP: 26          MPG:  29.9        PPG: 17.9        RPG: 9.3          APG:  2.3          STL: 1

Katherine Plouffe leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and rebounding this season. The Alberta native has frequently posted double-doubles this season, helping to keep her team in the upper conference standings.

 

MICHELLE PLOUFFE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Utah Utes

Senior

Forward

Edmonton, AB

GP: 27     MPG: 34.6           PPG: 18.3        RPG: 10.3           APG: 2.7           STL: 2

Michelle Plouffe not only leads her team in scoring and rebounding, but is second in the Pac-12 in defensive rebounds and third in total rebounds. Plouffe is among the league leaders in double-doubles, steals, minutes per game, and scoring.

 

EMILY POTTER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Utah Utes

Freshman

Forward

Winnipeg, MB

GP: 29          MPG: 25.1       PPG: 10.4       RPG: 6.5             APG: 0.6             BPG: 1.4

Emily Potter ranks second on her Utah team in both scoring and rebounds. The Manitoban leads the Pac-12 freshmen in blocks, defensive rebounds, and shooting.

 

KARLY ROSER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Northwestern Wildcats

Junior

Guard

Hamilton, ON

GP: 10         MPG: 11.1         PPG: 2.3        RPG:  0.7         APG: 1.3           BPG: 1.3

Karly Roser recently started competing with her Northwestern team this season, after coming back from an upper body injury. Having previously ranked second in her Big-10 conference in assists, the junior co-captain has made her way back into rotation for the latter portion of the season, consistently adding numbers to the scoreboard.


 

JAMIE WEISNER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Oregon State Beavers

Sophomore

Guard

Clarkson, Wash.

GP: 18          MPG:  26.9            PPG: 13.6           RPG: 5.3       APG: 1.9           STL: 0.6

Jamie Weisner ranks first among the Beavers in scoring, having led her team to a second-place ranking in the Pac-12 standings. Due to injury, the sophomore has been out for the latter portion of the season.

 

DAKOTA WHYTE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Wisconsin Badgers

Sophomore

Guard

Toronto, ON

GP:  27          MPG: 24.2          PPG: 6.3            RPG:  2.7       APG:  2.2           STL: 1

Dakota has started about half the games this season, while averaging roughly 24 minutes a game. This is a large jump from her freshman year where she was only netting 11 minutes. She is a key contributor as a facilitator with her team leading 2.2 assists per game.