Brandon University women’s basketball coach Novell Thomas has gone back to his home province of British Columbia to find his latest recruit.  Elsa Langill of Kamloops, BC has signed a letter of intent to play for the Bobcats women’s basketball team.  “Elsa has a great basketball IQ. She is a coaches’ daughter so she has a great basketball mind and has a very developed skill-set,” says Thomas. “Elsa is a good shooter and has good ball handling skills. Most importantly, she knows how to win and is a team player, which is exactly what we are looking for.”




Langill graduated from South Kamloops Secondary School in 2011 where she was a high school basketball stand-out. The 5’11 forward played five seasons with the Pacers, helping them to a provincial berth in four of her five years with the team.

“I’m really excited to take this next step in terms of my basketball career. Coach Novell has a lot of experience, and I know he will help me become a better player,” says Langill. “I’m confident that Novell’s style of coaching will help my game and help me become a better person, so I am really looking forward to a whole new experience.”

Langill attributes a lot of her success on the court to having been raised by a basketball coach, which helped her crack the Basketball BC elite league for which she began playing with when she was in Grade 8.

Langill’s accomplishments also extend off the basketball court and into the classroom, as she was a recipient of South Kamloops Secondary’s Principal’s Medal award for earning honour roll marks in Grades 8 through 12.

Langill is the fourth recruit to commit to the Bobcats women’s basketball program this spring, joining college transfer student Carrera Lamoureux of Winnipeg and Maegan MacKay and Ambrea McDonald-Okoro, both of Regina.


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