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 Women's National Olympic Team

  • 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, Ontario

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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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PositionFirstLastHometown
Assistant CoachSteveBaurWolfville, NS
Basketball ScientistChrisDalCinToronto, ON
Team LeaderDeniseDignardToronto, ON
Athletic TherapistDanielleDobneyToronto, ON
Assistant CoachShawneeHarleCalgary, AB
Sport PsychologistPeterJensenToronto, ON
Lead PhysicianSarahKimToronto, ON
Performance AnalystDipeshMistryMarkham, ON
Head PhysiotherapistJoanMlynarczykToronto, ON
Assistant CoachBevSmithEugene, OR
Head CoachLisaThomaidisSaskatoon, SK
Team ManagerAnne MarieThussHamilton, ON
Media AttachéBaileyWilliams

Beaver Bank, NS

Edmonton Grads International Classic

Saturday, July 9

China

7:00 PM

82-63 W

Sunday, July 10

China

4:00 PM

74-62 W

Monday, July, 11

China

7:00 PM

71-59 W

 

USA Basketball Showcase 

Date

Time

Opponent

Result

July 27th

5:00pm

Australia

L, 67-80

July 29th

7:00pm

USA

L, 43-83

July 31st

1:30pm

France

W, 71-63

 

2016 Rio Olympics

Date

Time

Opponent

Result

Aug 6th

1:15pm

CAN VS CHIN

W, 90-68

Aug 8th

1:15pm

CAN VS SRB

W, 71-67

Aug 10th

4:45pm

CAN VS SEN

W, 58-68

Aug 12th

2:30om

CAN VS USA

L, 51-81

Aug 14th

4:45pm

CAN VS ESP

L, 73-60

Aug 17th

TBA

Quarter Finals vs TBA

L, 63-68

    

 

2016 Rio Olympics Broadcast Schedule

Date

Time

Opponent

Broadcast

Aug 6th

1:15pm

CAN VS CHIN

TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

Aug 12th

2:30om

CAN VS USA

TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

Aug 16th

TBA

Quarter Finals vs TBA

TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

Aug 19th

TBA

Semi Finals vs TBA

TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

2015 Women's National Team 

 

Archive

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