Maude Jacques

Maude Jacques

 

Maude Jacques discovered wheelchair basketball in 2001 thanks to the encouragement of her physiotherapist. A strong competitor and teammate, she felt at ease on the court and embraced both the team dynamic of the sport and the opportunity to constantly push her limits.

Jacques worked hard to steadily make a name for herself within the wheelchair basketball community. She first started playing with a mini-team in her home province of Quebec, before moving on to local club teams. She later made the jump to the provincial team and represented Quebec at several national competitions, including the 2011 Canada Games, at which the squad from ‘La Belle Province’ earned a third consecutive gold medal.

The countless hours of hard work paid off in 2011, when Jacques made her National Team debut. She first earned a roster spot on Canada's first-ever Women's U25 National Team, and followed up by cracking the Sr. Women's National Team roster in the same year.

The Sherbrooke, QC native competed for Team Canada at the 2011 Women's U25 World Championships in St. Catharines, ON, and represented her country again at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. She competed in her first Paralympic Games in 2012.

Jacques captured the gold medal at the 2014 Women’s World Championship in Toronto.

She joined the University of Alabama women’s wheelchair basketball team in 2012.

Career highlights

2015 - 1st place at National Intercollegiate Championship (NIWBT) with the University of Alabama in Columbia, Missouri, USA (domestic)… 2014 - 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)... 2012 - 6th place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 2011 - 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)...

Personal

Abides by the motto: “The best way for a team to succeed is to have respect for one another, on and off the court.”

Notable international results

  • 2014 – 1st – World Championship
  • 2011 – 2nd – Parapan American Games
  • 2012 – 6th – Paralympic Games
  • 2011 – 4th – U25 Women’s World Championship

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Womensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Womensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 2
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 6