Canada's Cindy Ouellet & Jamey Jewells Named Tournament All-Stars At The Women's U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

July 25, 2011

On the final day of the inaugural Women's U25 World Wheelchair
Basketball Championships, Canada's own Cindy Ouellet and Jamey Jewells
were named as tournament All Stars.

Drawing on her experience as a member of Canada's Senior Women's
National Team, Ouellet led Canada in points with a total of 119. She was
the fourth-highest scorer in the tournament, was tied for third in
rebounds with 69, and was third in assists with 36. Ouellet also earned
an impressive four double-doubles in six games.

Jewells was recently named to the Senior Women's National Team and
has a reputation as one of the sport's fastest-rising stars. Jewells
delivered 18 points over the duration of this tournament and gave Team
Canada a crucial advantage by defending larger, higher-classed players.

The United States' Desiree Miller received tournament MVP honours.
Miller provided crucial leadership for her team and scored 99 points
overall, including an impressive 26 points in a victorious gold medal
game.

2011 Women's U25WWBC MVP & All-Stars:
• MVP – Desiree Miller – United States
• All-Star – Jamey Jewells – Canada
• All-Star – Cindy Ouellet – Canada
• All-Star – Rebecca Murray – United States
• All-Star – Mari Amimoto – Japan
• All-Star – Maya Lindholm – Germany

True Sport is a social movement across Canada promoting a sport
system that is healthy, fair, inclusive, and fun. The 2011 Women's Under
25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship organizers are dedicated to
supporting and modeling the True Sport principles within Canada and
around the world. True to this spirit, each team was asked to nominate
individuals from their team who has exemplified the principles of true
sport.

The True Sport award recipients are:
• Carmen Huisamen – South Africa
• Mareike Adermann – Germany
• Chihiro Kitada – Japan
• Floralia Estrada – Mexico
• Alarissa Haak – Canada
• Ella Sabljak – Australia
• Gail Gaeng – United States

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About the 2011 U25WWBC
The first-ever Women's U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships
is a milestone event in the ongoing growth of wheelchair basketball
around the globe and forges a legacy of unprecedented opportunity for
young women in sport. The tournament features teams from Australia,
Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the
United States. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation event
is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Brock University.

The tournament is brought to you in part by Sport Canada, the
Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canadian
Paralympic Committee, 49 Bespoke and Visit St. Catharines. Visit www.u25wwbc.com for more information.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body
responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It
is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to
the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). Wheelchair
basketball is a fast paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that has
emerged as one of the most competitive and athletic sports played at the
Paralympic Games. Our senior national teams are held in high esteem
around the world for the elite skill and control that placed them on the
podium with a combined five gold and one silver medal in the last five
Paralympic Games. Visit: www.wheelchairbasketball.ca for more information.

About Brock University
Brock University is located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario's
Niagara peninsula. With 17,000 full-time students and nearly 600
faculty, Brock is buzzing with activity and welcoming visitors to the
campus every day.

For more information or to schedule an interview contact:

Courtney Pollock
Communications & Media Relations Assistant
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 289-686-9157 or 613-260-1296 ext. 200
cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca

Jody Kingsbury
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 613-851-2337 or 613-260-1296 ext. 204
jkingsbury@wheelchairbasketball.ca

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