The Bison women's basketball program has announced the commitment of Emma Thompson to the Manitoba Bisons team for the 2015-16 season.

"Emma is a great addition to this year's incoming class and our Bison family," commented Hynes. "Her athleticism and versatility will allow her to compete immediately both offensively and defensively. She can shoot from long range, sees the floor well and can score in transition. What we are most excited about is her commitment to defence and making her teammates better. Emma's character and work ethic will play a big role in growing our team's culture back to championship form."
Thompson, 17 (turning 18 in August 2015), completed her high school career at Centennial High School in Calgary. The 5'11" guard/forward was captain of the grade 12 team and averaged 14.5 point per game, 10.2 rebounds per game, 3.8 blocks per game and 2.7 steals per game in 2014-15. In addition, the Calgary native playing resume includes Most Outstanding Defensive Player- Cardston Tournament (2014-15); Athlete of the Year Nominee (2012-13, '13-14); Coaches Choice Award (2013); Sr. Girls Division 1 City Champion (2013-14) and Jr. Girls Division 1 City Champion (2012-13).

Thompson said, "I believe that the University of Manitoba will help me grow not only as a basketball player, but as a person. It will allow me to compete and reach my goals both in basketball and academics. With commitment and hard work I have confidence that this program will be competing for a national championship."   
Bison Notes: This is the second commitment to Bison women's basketball program for the upcoming 2015-16 season with guard Nicole Konieczny, from Winston Knoll Collegiate in Regina, announced in February 2015.

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