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: 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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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

 

2016 USA Basketball Showcase Schedule

(All times eastern)

July 27 at Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)

  • Australia vs. Canada, 5 p.m.

July 29 at Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, Conn.).

  • Canada vs. United States, 7 p.m.

July 31 at Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)

  • Canada vs. France, 1:30 p.m.

 

 

2015 Women's National Team 

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