SENIOR WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES FIBA AMERICUP 2017 ROSTER

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

Vernon, BC

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 WilliamsPress OfficerBeaver Bank, NS

Denise Dignard

Director, Women's High Performance

Toronto, ON

Mike MacKayPerformance Manager, Women's High PerformanceTruro, 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

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For more information, contact:

Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca