Women's Team

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. 

In 2016, the Women 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. 

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

  • Natalie Achonwa

    Position: Power Forward

    Height: 6-3

    Birthdate: 1992-11-22

    Hometown: Guelph, Ontario

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  • Miranda Ayim

    Position: Power Forward

    Height: 6-3

    Birthdate: 1988-05-06

    Hometown: London, Ontario

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  • Nirra Fields

    Position: Guard

    Height: 5-7

    Birthdate: 1993-12-03

    Hometown: Lachine, Québec

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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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  • Kia Nurse

    Position: Point Guard

    Height: 6-0

    Birthdate: 1996-02-22

    Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario

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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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  • Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    Position: Forward

    Height: 6-2

    Birthdate: 1991-08-29

    Hometown: Toronto, ON

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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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COACHING STAFF

Name

Position

Lisa ThomaidisHead Coach
Shawnee HarleAssistant Coach
Bev SmithAssistant Coach
Steve BaurAssistant Coach
Dipesh MistryPerformance Analyst
Chris DalCinBasketball Scientist
Joan MlynarczykHead Physiotherapist & IST Lead
Marcel CharlandAthletic Therapist & Massage Therapist
Dr. Sarah KimLead Physician
Dr Marni WesnerEdmonton Lead Physician
Peter JensenSport Psychologist
Susan CockleSport Psychologist
Anne Marie ThussTeam Manager

2015 TORONTO PAN AMERICAN GAMES

DATEOPPONENTRESULT
July 16Venezuela101-38 WIN
July 17Argentina73-58 WIN
July 18Cuba71-68 WIN
July 19Brazil91-63 WIN
July 20United States81-73 WIN

2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

DATEOPPONENTRESULT
August 10Puerto Rico94-57 WIN
August 11Chile93-36 WIN
August 12Dominican Republic111-36 WIN
August 14Cuba92-43 WIN
August 15Brazil83-66 WIN
August 16Cuba (Gold Medal)82-66 WIN

Archive

2014 Women's National Team
2013 Women's National Team
2012 Women's National Team