University of Winnipeg Wesmen standout Amy Ogidan has been
named to the CIS Women’s Basketball All-Rookie Team at the CIS Women’s
Basketball Championship awards dinner held this evening in Saskatoon,
Ogidan, a 6’0” guard out of Oak Park High School in Winnipeg
was recently named the Canada West Conference Female Basketball Player
Rookie of the Year, after helping to lead a young Wesmen team to an
8-14 regular season record and second place in the Great Plains
Division. Ogidan finished in the top twenty in several Canada West
categories including, 19th in scoring (11.6 ppg), 19th in rebounding
(5.5 rpg) and 12th in block shots per game. Amy accomplished all this
as a full time starter in her first season of University level

 She was named the University of Winnipeg Female Athlete of the Week on four occasions during the 2007-08 season and was honored as the University of Winnipeg’s Female Athlete of the Month during the months of November 2007 and February 2008. “Amy had a wonderful season as a 'rookie'.  She led our team in most statistical categories. She is a natural athlete and leader, coachable, driven and a great person.  A well deserved honor.  She was clearly the Best Rookie in Canada West.”, said University of Winnipeg Women’s Basketball Coach Tanya McKay.

 Before joining the Wesmen, Ogidan was regarded as one of the top high school players in Canada. In her final season at Oak Park, she averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals per game for the Pirates. Amy was a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team Program for the past five years and has been identified by the National Team thru the Centre of Performance with Canada Basketball.





Sheldon Appelle

Sports Information Coordinator

University of Winnipeg

(204) 786-9823

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