Canadian Women in the NCAA Post Season

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Here are your Canadian women heading into the NCAA post season tournaments …

Edmonton's Adut Bulgak. (PHOTO: Florida St Athletics)

Edmonton’s Adut Bulgak. (PHOTO: Florida St Athletics)

Women

NCAA Tournament

Bridgeport

Connecticut – Kia Nurse

Robert Morris – Megan Smith, Mikalah Mulrain, Yasmyne Salhia-Bernales

Duquesne – Brianne Thomas

UCLA – Nirra Fields

Missouri – Michelle Hudyn

Dallas

Florida St – Adut Bulgak

Oregon St – Jamie Weisner, Ruth Hamblin, Kolbie Orum

Houston,BC's Ruth Hamblin and Clarkston,WA's Jaime Weisner. (PHOTO: Timothy J Gonzalez, Associated Press)

Houston,BC’s Ruth Hamblin and Clarkston,WA’s Jaime Weisner. (PHOTO: Timothy J Gonzalez, Associated Press)

Sioux Falls

Albany – Cassandra Edwards, Jessica Fequiere, Khara Keane, Veronika Lavergne

Syracuse – Julia Chandler

Green Bay – Kaili Lukan

Arizona St – Quinn Dornstauder

Lexington

San Francisco – Zayn Dornstauder, Cierre Roufosse, Alicia Roufosse

Players to Watch:

Kia Nurse – She was the fifth leading scorer on her team and she still was an all conference pick.  That should tell you something.

Adut Bulgak – She had a good year but fell a little short of great year when she was hurt early in the season. This could be a chance to show the world she’s still the player from last season when healthy.

Nirra Fields – Fields can beat you with the O or with her D so she should be something to watch for sure.  She is a volume shooter so if she gets the green light it should be even more fun to watch.

Ruth Hamblin and Jamie Weisner – The conference player of the year and the conference defensive player of the year.  On the same team.  Both seniors.  Both looking to go out with a bang.  Watch out now!

Other Players to Watch:  Kaili Lukan, Quinn Dornstauder, Megan Smith, Mikalah Mulrain

Winnipeg's Emily Potter and Humboldt, SK's Paige Crozon. (PHOTO: Steve Griffin, Salt Lake Tribune)

Winnipeg’s Emily Potter and Humboldt, SK’s Paige Crozon. (PHOTO: Steve Griffin, Salt Lake Tribune)

WNIT

Quinnipiac – Sarah Shewan

South Dakota – Abigail Fogg

Dayton – Saicha Grant-Allen

Gonzaga – Emma Wolfram, Kacie Bosch

Hofstra – Kayla Minot

Iowa – Christina Buttenham

Memphis – Cheyanne Creighton, Loysha Morris

Minnesota – Danielle Garven

Nebraska – Esther Ramacieri

Northwestern – Oceana Hamilton (Transfer student)

Oregon – Lauren Yearwood

Santa Clara – Nicole Vander Helm

Tulane – Kaylah Cruikshank

Utah – Emily Potter, Paige Crozon, Daneesha Provo

Virginia Tech – Taijah Campbell, Samantha Hill

Players to Watch:

Emily Potter – Coming off a missed sesaon due to injury Potter has become the future of the frontcourt for Utah.  Expect her to be particularly hungry to show out here after the disappointing loss to start the PAC-12 Tournament.

Paige Crozon – Potter may have got the headlines but Crozon is no one’s Robin.  She’s more than capable on both ends and could have a monster game if Potter gets into foul trouble early.

Saicha Grant-Allen – Grant-Allen is a walking double-double.  Her team’s run through the WNIT could be dependant on how many she can get.

Others to Watch:  Cheyenne Creighton, Loysha Morris, Taijah Campbell, Sarah Shewan

Women’s Basketball Invitational

Fairfield – Samantha Cooper

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