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    March 31, 2016

    VIDEO: Niyah Becker Named Recipient of Sport Manitoba Women to Watch Grant

    Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Niyah Becker has been named a recent recipient of the Sport Manitoba 'Women to Watch' athlete grant!  Niyah is a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team who led Manitoba to a Bronze Medal last summer and recently finished a high school run with the Vincent Massey Trojans to the AAAA provincial final in March where she is a grade 10 student.  This past winter, she was invited to the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto to take part in the Basketball Without Borders camp.  She is currently at the Canada Basketball National Team Assessment Camp in Toronto with eyes on making the Canadian National Cadet Team.  

    Niyah was also recently featured by Shaw TV Winnipeg on her development in basketball.


    Past basketball recipients of this award include Raizel Guinto, Jordan Tully, Robyn Boulanger, Kerilynn MacLennan, Atoosa Jalayeri, Jasmine & Sara Ibrahim, Kerri Kuzbyt, Emily Potter, Brittany Wiebe, Danielle Baril, Adele Baril, Morgan Cross, Danielle DeGagne and Krystal Schouten. 

    ImageWorking in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.  A $500 monthly grant is awarded to a female coach to assist them in further developing the skills necessary to attain a higher level of coaching or increased level of coaching experience.



    Full Name: Niyah Becker
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg,MB
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
    Basketball Club: CP
    Summer Goals: Medal at nationals this summer 
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I want to represent Canada in the Olympics one day.
    Favourite Player & Team: I don't have one 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: being apart of the Cadet National team camp this year
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My dad 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents and friends 
    After High School: Play university basketball and represent Canada as a national team player
    When Basketball Career is Over: Still somehow be apart of the basketball world.

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