The University of Winnipeg in conjunction with the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) is pleased to announce that first year Women’s Basketball Player Stephanie Kleysen has been named to the CIS Women’s Basketball All-Rookie Team. The announcement was made at the CIS Women’s Basketball Championship awards dinner held this evening in Windsor, Ontario.  The
5’9” guard out of Vincent Massey Collegiate (Winnipeg) was recently named the Canada West Conference Female Basketball Player Rookie of the Year. She played a huge role in helping the Wesmen to a 20-4 regular season record and a second place finish in the Canada West Women’s Basketball Conference regular season standings.

 Kleysen was the
conference leader in rebounds (9.5 rebounds per game) 228 in total. She
also tied for the conference lead registering six double-doubles. She
finished third in team scoring averaging 8.9 points per game during the
regular season. Stephanie grabbed a season high 17 rebounds twice during
the regular season (vs Manitoba, December 2, 2010) and against the
Regina Cougars on January 22, 2011.Stephanie was named the University of
Winnipeg Female Player of the Week on three occasions during the
2010-2011 season and was honored as the University of Winnipeg’s Female
Athlete of the Month for December 2010.

“Stephanie is very deserving of this award. She works hard, challenges
herself to improve and is a great team player. To lead the Canada West
Conference in rebounding as a freshman is a huge individual achievement
but it is also a team achievement. ”, said University of Winnipeg
Women’s Basketball head coach Tanya McKay.


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