Quick facts

Birthdate

April 21, 1992

Date of death

October 8, 2023

Birthplace

Lac Beauport, QC

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

Maude Jacques discovered wheelchair basketball in 2001 thanks to the encouragement of her physiotherapist after she was injured in a car accident.  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 and it all paid off in 2011, when Jacques made her National Team debut. She went on to wear the Canadian colours at the 2011 and 2015 Parapan Am Games and the 2012 Paralympic Games.

After not making the cut for the 2016 Games in Rio, she tried wheelchair tennis and became one of Canada’s top players. She competed on the international circuit for three years before returning to wheelchair basketball.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 CWBL Champion… 2014 and 2018 World Championships… 2012 Paralympic Games… 2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games… Named to 2015 Women’s U25 World Championship tournament all-star team.

PERSONAL

Joined the University of Alabama women’s wheelchair basketball team in 2012…. Paralyzed in car accident at age eight…. Has a twin sister.  

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 World Championships 5th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 2nd
  • 2014 World Championships 1st
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 6th
  • 2011 Parapan American Games 2nd