14 ATHLETES SELECTED TO ATTEND SENIOR WOMEN'S PHASE 3 TRAINING AND SELECTION CAMP

TORONTO, ON (July 19, 2017) - Today, Canada Basketball announced the 14 athletes who will participate in Phase 3 of the Women’s National Team Program Training and Selection camp from July 24 - August 1 in Edmonton, AB.

“We’ve had two very productive training camps this summer that have allowed us to integrate some new players into our system and provide them with valuable game experience,” said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, women's national team.  “We’re looking forward to solidifying our roster for the AmeriCup and putting a team forward that will contend for the championship once again.”

At the conclusion of the camp, the final roster will be selected to represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017 from August 6 - 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  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 was placed in Group B at today’s Official Draw and will face 14th ranked Cuba, 22nd ranked Puerto Rico, 35th ranked Mexico, and 50th ranked Paraguay in the group stage of the tournament.

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, while 1-on-1 interviews (by request only) will be held on Tuesday, July 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

Practices will take place at the Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB).

MEDIA AVAILABILITES

Tuesday, July 25
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 1-on-1 interviews (by request only)

Wednesday, July 26

4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

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 Phase 3 roster, staff list and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for more information.

2017 SWNT PHASE 3 ATHLETE LIST

Name      

Position

Height

Hometown

Club/School (16-17)

Miranda Ayim           

Forward

6’3”

London, ON

Basket Landes (France)

Adut Bulgak

Forward

6’4”

Edmonton, AB

IDK Gipuzkoa (Spain)

Bridget Carleton

Guard

6’1”

Chatham, ON           

Iowa State (NCAA)

Shay Colley

Guard

5’9”

Brampton, ON

Michigan State (NCAA)

Laura Dally

Guard

6’0”

Sarnia, ON

BG 89 Avides (Germany)

Quinn Dornstauder

Centre

6’4”

Regina, SK

Arizona State (NCAA) / Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

Nirra Fields

Guard

5’8”

Montreal, QC

Edremit (Turkey)/Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

Ruth Hamblin

Centre

6’6”

Houston, BC

Perth (Australia)

Sami Hill

Guard

5’10”

Toronto, ON

Virginia Tech (NCAA)

Miah-Marie Langlois

Point Guard

5’8”

Windsor, ON

Enisey Krasnoyarski Kraj (Russia)

Kia Nurse

Guard

6’0”

Hamilton, ON

UConn (NCAA)

Katherine Plouffe

Forward

6’3”

Edmonton, AB

Nantes Reze (France)/Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

Michelle Plouffe

Forward

6’3”

Edmonton, AB

Mondeville (France)

Jamie Scott

Guard

5’10”

Clarkston, WA

Flying Foxes (Austria) / Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

2017 SWNT PHASE 3 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

Michelle Bell

Athletic Therapist (training only)

Brampton, ON

Lauren Buschmann

Sport Scientist/IST Manager (training only)

St. Catharines, ON

Bryce Tully

Mental Performance Coach

Halifax, NS

Marni Wesner

Lead Physician

Edmonton, AB

Anne Marie Thuss

Team Manager

Hamilton, ON

Denise Dignard

Director, Women’s High Performance

Toronto, ON

2017 SWNT PHASE 3 SCHEDULE

PHASE 2

DATES

LOCATION

Travel to Edmonton

July 23

 

Training Camp

July 24-August 1

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Travel to Argentina

August 2-3

 

Training in Argentina

August 3-5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

FIBA Women's Americup 2017

 

August 6-13

  • 3 group games
  • Semi-final
  • Finals

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Return to Canada

August 14-15

 

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