The Manitoba Bisons women's basketball team have announced the commitment of Atoosa Jalayeri to the Bison program for the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Jalayeri, 18, completed her high school career at Vincent Massey Collegiate. The 5'6" point guard had an amazing 2013-14 campaign as she led the Trojans to a Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association (MHSAA) 'AAAA' provincial championship after she notched 11 points, 13 boards and five steals in the championship final en route to being named tournament most valuable player. During the 2013-14 year, the Winnipeg native also earned 2013-2014 'AAAA' Female All-Manitoba Team; selected by other players for the MHSAA 'AAAA' Player's Choice award (2014); was tournament MVP on four different occasions; MHSAA Athlete of the Week (Feb. '14); plus recipient of the Larry Hodkinson award for academic and athletic excellence in 2014.

In addition, Jalayeri was selected as 2014 MHSAA High School Athlete of the Year for 'AAAA' Girls category. She was a captain on both high school basketball and volleyball teams in 2013-14. Other accolades for Jalayeri included being named Vincent Massey Female Athlete of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014), Sport Manitoba 'Women to Watch' grant recipient (2013), Graduating All-Star basketball team in 2014 and captured bronze medal at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke Quebec with Team Manitoba. She enters the University of Manitoba with a high school average of 96% and high school Honour Roll with Distinction in grade 10-12.

"We are pleased to add another local product to our roster. Atoosa has already proven to be a very successful, well rounded, student-athlete," said Hynes. "The work ethic and enthusiasm to learn that she brings to gym everyday will have an immediate on our team. We look forward to her development over the next five years!" 
The Bison women's basketball team begins their 2014-15 pre-season schedule at the Brandon tournament on Oct. 3-4 and play host Brandon and Regina.

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