Deb Huband is the most successful women’s basketball coach and the longest serving female head coach at the University of British Columbia. She led theThunderbirds to three Canadian university national championships in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Bev Smith has contributed to women’s Basketball, both as an athlete and as a coach. She competed at the 1984 and 1996 Summer Olympics and is arguably the finest female basketball player Canada has ever produced.
Marni Abbott overcame a skiing- related injury to become an international level competitor in swimming and Wheelchair Basketball. She won 2 golds and 1 bronze in 3 Paralympic Games, and was been named Athlete of the Century by BC Wheelchair Sports.
1930 UBC Women’s Basketball Team was considered one of the top teams in North America. After traveling ten days to compete overseas, they arrived exhausted but still won the 1930 International Women’s Games Championship in Czechoslovakia.
Kathy Shields played on the Canadian National Basketball team. She coached the University of Victoria Vikes to 8 CIS National Championships and 14 Canada West titles.
Darlene Currie played on the Canadian National Women’s Basketball Team from 1959 to 1968. She won gold in the 2005 World Masters Games with the Vancouver Retreads Basketball team in the 65+ category inspiring the film “The Oldest Basketball Team in the World”.
Allison McNeill has been the head coach of the Canadian National Women’s Basketball Team and led them to the World Championships in 2006, 2009 and 2010. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and provides female basketball coaches with many mentorship opprtuities.
Misty Thomas had an outstanding career in stand up and Wheelchair Basketball and was the first Canadian to be a member of both an Olympic and Paralympic Team. Misty coached UBC Women’s Basketball and Team Canada. She is a founder for Night Hoops and the Athlete in Residence Program.
Vale Savege competed on both the National Volleyball and Basketball Teams. Vale co-founded the SFU Women’s Volleyball program and was the first female to officiate an international match in Japan. Vale is the first female to be recognized as a Volleyball Canada Lifetime Member.