Women's Team

The women’s national team will play in Group B in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Group B includes the USA, Senegal, Serbia and two teams from the Olympic Qualifying tournament. 

Prior to the games the team will head participate in a 5-game series in France and Spain from June 4th-9th. They will host China in Edmonton for a 3-games series from July 9th-11th and finally participate in a 4-team exhibition tournament in the U.S from July 27th-31st.

In 2015, Team Canada won the 2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship in Edmonton, Alberta and qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Women's National Team went undefeated in the tournament and beat Cuba in the final to qualify for their second-straight Olympics.

Prior to the Olympic qualifying tournament, the Women's National Team went 5-0 at the Pan Am Games to earn their first-ever gold at the competition.

2016 European Exhibition Roster

  • Miranda Ayim

    Position: Power Forward

    Height: 6-3

    Birthdate: 1988-05-06

    Hometown: London, Ontario

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  • Bridget Carleton

    Position: Guard

    Height: 6-1

    Birthdate: 1997-05-22

    Hometown: Chatham, Ontario

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  • Kim Gaucher

    Position: Shooting Guard

    Height: 6-1

    Birthdate: 1984-05-07

    Hometown: Mission, British Columbia

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  • Miah-Marie Langlois

    Position: Point Guard

    Height: 5-8

    Birthdate: 1991-09-21

    Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

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  • Lizanne Murphy

    Position: Small Forward

    Height: 6-1

    Birthdate: 1984-03-15

    Hometown: Beaconsfield, Québec

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  • Katherine Plouffe

    Position: Forward

    Height: 6-3

    Birthdate: 1992-09-15

    Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

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  • Michelle Plouffe

    Position: Small Forward

    Height: 6-4

    Birthdate: 1992-09-15

    Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

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  • Emily Potter

    Position: Center

    Height: 6-4

    Birthdate: 1995-10-10

    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

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  • Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    Position: Forward

    Height: 6-2

    Birthdate: 1991-08-29

    Hometown: Burnaby, BC

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  • Tamara Tatham

    Position: Small Forward

    Height: 6-1

    Birthdate: 1985-08-19

    Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

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  • Shona Thorburn

    Position: Point Guard

    Height: 5-10

    Birthdate: 1982-08-07

    Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario

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  • Laura Dally

    Position: Guard

    Height: 5'9"

    Birthdate: 1992-11-14

    Hometown: Brights Grove, ON

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Team Schedule

Date Event Opponent Final Score Game Report
June 4, 2016 Spain Tournament held in Palencia, Spain Spain
June 5, 2016 Spain Tournament held in Palencia, Spain Cuba
June 7, 2016 France Tournament held in Caen, France France
June 8, 2016 France Tournament held in Caen, France Australia
June 9, 2016 France Tournament held in Caen, France China

 

NameHometownAffiliationRole
Lisa ThomaidisDundas, ONUniversity of SaskatchewanHead Coach
Shawnee HarleCalgary, ABn/aAssistant Coach
Bev SmithEugene, ORn/aAssistant Coach
Steve BaurSackville, NSCanada BasketballAssistant Coach
Dipesh MistryMarkham, ONRyerson UniversityPerformance Analyst
Joan MlynarczykToronto, ONn/aSW Physiotherapist & Therapy Lead
Danielle DobneyToronto, ONMcGill UniversityAthletic Therapist
Chris DalCinToronto, ONn/aBasketball Scientist
Sarah KimToronto, ONn/aLead Physician
Marni WesnerEdmonton, ABUniversity of AlbertaEdmonton Lead Physician
Peter JensenToronto, ONn/aSport Psychologist
Susan CockleEdmonton, ABn/aSport Psychologist
Anne Marie ThussHamilton, ONMcMaster UniversityTeam Manager
Elaine SunThornhill, ONCanada BasketballTeam Manager

Archive

2014 Women's National Team
2013 Women's National Team
2012 Women's National Team
2015 Women's National Team - FIBA Americas & Pan Am roster