24 ATHLETES INVITED TO ATTEND WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PHASE 1 CAMP | Canada Basketball

24 ATHLETES INVITED TO ATTEND WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM PHASE 1 CAMP

TORONTO, ON (May 8, 2016) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 24 athletes that have been invited to participate in the Women’s National Team Phase 1 camp at the Saville Community Centre in Edmonton, from May 21st-30th.

“After a tremendous 2015, we’re excited to get the 2016 senior season started as we prepare for our second-consecutive Olympic games,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. “Our players have all had great seasons with their respective clubs or schools and have been looking forward to 2016.”

The 2015 back-to-back gold medalist will reunite in Edmonton on May 21st for the first phase of training before a squad will be nominated to travel to Spain and France for a five-game exhibition tour. Canada, currently 9th in FIBA World Rankings, will face-off against 2nd-ranked Australia, 3rd-ranked Spain, 4th-ranked France, 8th-ranked China and 13th-ranked Cuba.

Canada will re-group on June 28th in Edmonton for the second phase of training, where they will host China for the Edmonton Grads International Classic (EGIC) from July 9th-11th at the Saville Centre in Edmonton, AB. Tickets are now available, click here to purchase.

 

The final phase of training will begin July 22 in Toronto, ON. The team will then head to the U.S. for an exhibition tournament before heading to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games from August 5 -22.

 

The full list of invitees, staff and schedule for Phase 1 follows:

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB/SCHOOL

Natalie Achonwa

Power Forward

6’3”

Guelph, ON

Indiana Fever (WNBA)

Miranda Ayim

Power Forward

6’3”

London, ON 

Basket Landes (France)

Adut Bulgak 

Centre

6’4”

Edmonton, AB

New York Liberty (WNBA)

Bridget Carleton     

Guard           

6’1

Chatham, ON

Iowa State (NCAA)

Shay Colley

Guard           

5’7”

Brampton, ON

Pittsburgh (NCAA)

Laura Dally

Guard           

6’0”

Sarnia, ON    

Saskatchewan (CIS)

Quinn Dornstauder 

Centre

6’4”

Regina, SK    

Arizona State (NCAA)

Nirra Fields                

Guard           

5’6”

Montreal, QC

Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

Kim Gaucher

Shooting Guard           

6’1”    

Mission, BC

Mondeville (France)

Saicha Grant-Allen

Forward

6’4”

Hamilton, ON

Dayton (NCAA)

Ruth Hamblin           

Centre

6’6”

Houston, BC

Dallas Wings (WNBA)

Miah-Marie Langlois         

Point Guard

5’8”    

Windsor, ON

Dynamo-Guvd Novosibirsk (Russia)

Lizanne Murphy       

Small Forward

6’1”

Beaconsfield, QC

Angers (France)

Kia Nurse                  

Point Guard

6’0”    

Hamilton, ON

UConn (NCAA)

Katherine Plouffe    

Small Forward

6’3”

Edmonton, AB

Nantes Reze (France)

Michelle Plouffe

Small Forwar            d

6’3”

Edmonton, AB

Mondeville (France)

Emily Potter  

Centre

6’4”

Winnipeg, MB

Utah (NCAA)

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

Forward

6’2”    

Penticton, BC

Wasserburg (Germany)

Karly Roser   

Guard           

5’10”  

Hamilton, ON

Neuss (Germany)

Tamara Tatham

Small Forward

6’1”

Brampton, ON

Townville Fire (Australia)

Shona Thorburn       

Point Guard

5’10”  

Hamilton, ON

Nantes Reze (France)

Jamie Weisner         

Guard           

5’9”

Clarkston, WA

Connecticut Sun (WNBA)

Korissa Williams        

Guard           

5’8”

Windsor, ON

Dunkerque (France Div. 2)

Dakota Whyte         

Guard           

5’9”

Ajax, ON       

Wisconsin (NCAA)

 

2016 SENIOR COACHES & STAFF

Name

Hometown

Affiliation

Role

Lisa Thomaidis

Dundas, ON

University of Saskatchewan

Head Coach

Shawnee Harle

Calgary, AB

n/a

Assistant Coach

Bev Smith

Eugene, OR

n/a

Assistant Coach

Steve Baur

Sackville, NS

Canada Basketball

Assistant Coach

Dipesh Mistry

Markham, ON

Ryerson University

Performance Analyst

Joan Mlynarczyk

Toronto, ON

n/a

SW Physiotherapist & Therapy Lead

Danielle Dobney

Toronto, ON

McGill University

Athletic Therapist

Chris DalCin

Toronto, ON

n/a

Basketball Scientist

Sarah Kim

Toronto, ON

n/a

Lead Physician

Marni Wesner

Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta

Edmonton Lead Physician

Peter Jensen

Toronto, ON

n/a

Sport Psychologist

Susan Cockle

Edmonton, AB

n/a

Sport Psychologist

Anne Marie Thuss

Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

Team Manager

Elaine Sun

Thornhill, ON

Canada Basketball

Team Manager

Mikaela Berza

Mississauga, ON

Ryerson University

Team Manager

 

2016 SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 21-30

Phase 1 camp

Saville Centre, Edmonton

June 1-9

Training & Exhibition

 

Spain Tournament

  • Saturday, June 4 vs Spain
  • Sunday, June 5 vs Cuba

 

France Tournament

  • Tuesday, June 7vs. France
  • Wednesday, June 8 vs. Australia
  • Thursday, June 9 vs. China

Spain & France

June 26-July 8

Phase 2 camp

Saville Centre, Edmonton

July 9-11

  •  

Edmonton Grads International Classic vs Team China

Game Times:

  • Saturday, July 9th @ 7:00 p.m. MST
  • Sunday, July 10th @ 4:00p.m. MST
  • Monday, July 11th @ 7:00 p.m. MST

Saville Centre, Edmonton

 

 

July 22-26

Phase 3 Training

TBC, Toronto

July 27-31

Phase 3 Exhibition

TBC, USA

August 5-21

Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Schedule, staffing and athletes subject to change.

 

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For More Information & Media Requests, contact:

Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976

 

ABOUT THE EDMONTON GRADS INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC

2016 marks the 2nd Edmonton Grads International Classic (EGIC), an event highlighting the relationship between Canada Basketball’s Women's National Team and the City of Edmonton. The tournament will take place from July 9-11th at the Saville Community Sports Centre.  

 

Named after the legendary Edmonton grads women's basketball team - a team which swept four consecutive Olympic Games from 1924 to 1936 on their way to compiling an insurmountable 96.2 winning-percentage over 35 years – the EGIC will reconnect current players with Canada's rich history in women's basketball. For more information visit basketball.ca or click here to purchase tickets.