Canada Basketball announced the 24 women who were invited to the Phase 1 Camp for the Women’s National Team, which will take place in Edmonton from May 21st-30th.

The Women’s squad qualified for their sixth Olympic appearance after a stellar 2015 campaign, which saw them bring home Gold from both the Pan Am and FIBA tournaments.

Lisa Thomaidis with the Canadian Women's Team

Lisa Thomaidis with the Canadian Women’s Team

The Canadian women, led by University of Saskatchewan Head Coach Lisa Thomaidis, will make their second straight visit to the Olympics, but after a quarter-final elimination in 2012, the squad will have higher expectations this time around.

Momentum gained from beating the Americans at the Pan Am Games will certainly play into their confidence this time around.

Things kick off for the women in Edmonton on May 21st for the first phase of training, before a squad is 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.

Below is the full list of invitees for the Phase 1 Camp:

NAMEPOSITIONHEIGHTHOMETOWNCLUB/SCHOOL
Natalie Achonwa Power Forward6’3” Guelph, ONIndiana Fever (WNBA)
Miranda Ayim Power Forward6’3” London, ONBasket Landes (France)
Adut Bulgak Centre6’4” Edmonton, ABNew York Liberty (WNBA)
Bridget Carleton Guard 6’1Chatham, ONIowa State (NCAA)
Shay Colley Guard 5’7”Brampton, ONPittsburgh (NCAA)
Laura Dally Guard 5’9” Sarnia, ONSaskatchewan (CIS)
Quinn Dornstauder Centre6’4”Regina, SK Arizona State (NCAA)
Nirra Fields Guard 5’6”Montreal, QCPhoenix Mercury (WNBA)
Kim Gaucher Shooting Guard6’1” Mission, BC Mondeville (France)
Saicha Grant-Allen Forward6’4”Hamilton, ONDayton (NCAA)
Ruth Hamblin Centre6’6”Houston, BCDallas Wings (WNBA)
Miah-Marie Langlois Point Guard5’8” Windsor, ONDynamo-Guvd Novosibirsk (Russia)
Lizanne Murphy Small Forward6’1”Beaconsfield, QCAngers (France)
Kia Nurse Point Guard6’0” Hamilton, ONUConn (NCAA)
Katherine Plouffe Small Forward6’3”Edmonton, ABNantes Reze (France)
Michelle Plouffe Small Forward6’3” Edmonton, ABMondeville (France)
Emily Potter Centre 6’4”Winnipeg, MBUtah (NCAA)
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe Forward 6’2” Vernon, BCWasserburg (Germany)
Karly Roser
Guard 5’10” Hamilton, ONNeuss (Germany)
Tamara Tatham Small Forward6’1” Brampton, ON Townville Fire (Australia)
Shona Thorburn Point Guard5’10”Hamilton, ONNantes Reze (France)
Jamie Weisner Guard 5’9”Clarkston, WAConnecticut Sun (WNBA)
Korissa Williams
Guard 5’8”Windsor, ONDunkerque (France Div. 2)
Dakota Whyte Guard 5’9”Ajax, ONWisconsin (NCAA)

 

 

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