Quick facts

Birthdate

July 12, 1997

Birthplace

Fredericton, NB

Residence

Fredericton, NB

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

4.5

Danielle DuPlessis turned to wheelchair basketball in 2017 after a number of knee injuries in high school and university ruled her out of playing stand-up basketball at a high level.

She played for New Brunswick at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and trained with the national team through the rest of the year. She was named to the roster for Canada’s feature game against the Netherlands in the spring of 2019. 

The Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games was her first appearance at an international tournament for Canada, and her first multi-sport major Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

Pursuing a master of science in cognitive rehabilitation at the University of Toronto

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 Parapan American Games 1st