SMU Huskies

Justine Colley named to U SPORTS Top 100 women’s basketball players of the century

Justine Colley named to U SPORTS Top 100 women’s basketball players of the century

U SPORTS to unveil Top 100 women's basketball players of the century

February 6, 2020

TORONTO – U SPORTS, the national brand of the university sports in Canada, is set to reveal the Top 100 women's basketball players of the century.

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of U SPORTS women's basketball, the Top 100 –chosen by a committee of U SPORTS women's basketball coaches and partners – will be unveiled beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Canadian university women's contest between the Queen's Gaels and McGill Martlets on Feb. 6, 1920.

"Selecting a group of individuals to represent excellence in your conference or league is always a difficult task," said Ryan Thorne, president of the U SPORTS women's basketball coaches' association and head coach of the Martlets. "This experience has shown me that there have been some amazing young women, who have represented our institutions well through basketball that have gone on to become remarkable women in life. Just researching the stories and receiving the feedback from coaches of different eras, was eye opening. I am grateful to have been a part of this process and hope that the next century is just as fruitful."

Kicking off the campaign, players who competed from 1930-1980 were initially announced, with players from the following four decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s) revealed over the course of the following four weeks leading up to the 2020 U SPORTS Final 8 Basketball Championships in Ottawa. In addition, special features highlighting the incredible careers of select players will also be posted to USPORTS.ca. The campaign culminates with the announcement of the 2020 Nan Copp U SPORTS Player of the Year at the All-Canadian Gala on Mar. 4.

Members of the Top 100 will then be honoured at the Final 8 during the national championship final, hosted jointly by Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group.

 

The final member of the Top 100 – this year's Nan Copp Player of the Year – will then cap off the list later this evening once the gala is finished.

 

Name

School

Playing Years

Marie-Michelle Genois

Laval

2006-11

Kayla Dykstra

Victoria

2006-11

Hannah Sunley-Paisley

Ottawa

2007-12

Justine Colley

Saint Mary's

2009-14

Jessica Clemencon

Windsor

2009-14

Miah-Marie Langlois

Windsor

2009-14

Kristjana Young

UBC

2010-15

Korissa Williams

Windsor

2010-15

Keneca Pingue-Giles

Ryerson

2011-16

Danielle Boiago

McMaster

2012-17

Jylisa Williams

Lakehead

2013-15

Alison Keough

Cape Breton

2013-18

Alex Kiss-Rusk

McGill

2013-18

Antoinette Miller

Saskatchewan, Winnipeg

2013-18

Paloma Anderson

Acadia

2014-18

Sarah-Jane Marois

Laval

2014-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 100 U SPORTS Women's Basketball Players of the Century

This list will be updated weekly leading up to the national championship