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Jama Bin-Edward to represent Canada at FISU Summer Universiade

By U SPORTS

TORONTO — Ryerson Rams sophomore Jama Bin-Edward (Waterloo, Ont.) has been selected to represent Canada as a part of the women’s basketball team at the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.

The Universiade will take place from July 3-14, 2019.

Bin-Edward just wrapped up a stunning sophomore campaign for the Rams, averaging 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game. The OUA Third-Team All-Star made 21 straight starts for the Rams during the regular season and saw success across all ends of the court. Earlier in the month, Bin-Edward played in the OUA Women’s All-Star game for the second consecutive season.

Bin-Edward and the rest of Team Canada will compete in their first game of the Universiade on July 3, 2019.

The full U SPORTS release can be found below.

TORONTO – U SPORTS announced Wednesday its Team Canada delegation for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.

Canada will compete in 12 sports, including athletics, basketball (men and women), diving, fencing, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), soccer (women only), swimming, table tennis, taekwando, rugby sevens (men and women), volleyball (men and women) and water polo (women only). All teams were selected in partnership with each respective National Sports Organization (NSO) or are being managed by the U SPORTS national office.

The full delegation totals over 300 including student-athletes, coaches, staff, and medical personnel.

Complete rosters are available below, with men’s rugby sevens to be added at a later date.

“The Mission Staff is looking forward to delivering a great experience for our Canadian delegation,” said Team Canada Chef de Mission Ari Grossman. “Representing Canada at any sporting event is a huge honour and responsibility and we are pleased to welcome all team members and congratulate them on this exciting accomplishment.”

To celebrate the milestone 30th edition and 60th anniversary of the World University Summer Games, the event returns to its first home, where it was originally held in Turin, Italy in 1969. 

Canada finished in 16th at the 2017 FISU Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei with 13 medals (four gold, five silver, four bronze). This year’s games will run from July 3-14, with some competitions beginning on July 2 and will feature over 9,300 athletes from 128 countries.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on July 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT (9:00 p.m. local time). The full schedule is available here.

“We are very excited to reveal the members of Team Canada for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade. Every student-athlete on this team has shown the ability to balance academics and athletics, and we are tremendously proud to have them wear the maple leaf in Naples, Italy,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS.  “As the Olympics of University Sport, the FISU Games are an excellent opportunity for all of our student-athletes to compete against fellow world-class talent, as they set their sights on gold.”

To support Team Canada through the Be a Game Changer RallyMe fundraising campaign click here.

Follow Team Canada on TwitterInstagram and Facebook @USPORTSIntl and use #uCAN.

2019 FISU SUMMER UNIVERSIADE TEAM CANADA DELEGATION

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

First Name

Last Name

School

Hometown

Program

Megan

Ahlstrom

Saskatchewan

Calgary, Alta.

Kinesiology

Jama

Bin-Edward

Ryerson

Waterloo, Ont.

Politics & Governance

Hannah

Brown

Cape Breton

North Sydney, N.S.

Business Admin.

Keylyn

Filewich

UBC

Winnipeg, Man.

Science

Hilary

Hanaka

McMaster

Hamilton, Ont.

Geography

Linnaea

Harper

McMaster

Newmarket, Ont.

Kinesiology

Sarah-Jane

Marois

Laval

Quebec City, Que.

Master of Economics

Erin

McIntosh

Calgary

Calgary, Alta.

Kinesiology

Angela

Riberich

Ottawa

Toronto, Ont.

Political Science

Kyla

Shand

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Sask.

Kinesiology

Jayda

Veinot

Acadia

Port Williams, N.S.

Science

Head Coach: Michèle Bélanger, Toronto

Team Leader: Carrie Watts, UBC

Assistant Coach: Theresa Burns, McMaster

The complete rosters for every team can be found here.

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