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    April 23, 2018

    Talia Peters Commits to Lakehead University for 2018-19 Season


    Talia Peters of Winkler, Manitoba has committed to the Thunderwolves Women’s Basketball Team for the 2018-19 season.  Peters is a 5’4” point guard who played for the bronze medalist Team Manitoba at last summer’s Canada Games. Talia was the Captain of Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs basketball team and she helped lead the GVC Zodiacs to AAAA provincials for the first time. Talia will be studying in the Science One program and has a high school average of 92%.

    Talia (front row, 3rd from the left) with Team Manitoba
    after winning the Bronze Medal at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg.  
    Talia’s thoughts; “I chose Lakehead University because I think it will be a great place for me to further my education as well as improve as a basketball player. It’s been my goal to play basketball at the U SPORTS level since the 5th grade, and I think Lakehead is a great place for me to take that step. They have everything a player could want; talented players, great coaches and an awesome atmosphere. Shout out to all my coaches and especially my mom for helping me get to where I am today, without them none of this would be possible! Can’t wait to be Thunderwolf in the fall!”

    Talia’s high school Coach Dan Forte; “I am very proud of Talia and super excited about her commitment to the Thunderwolves. I have no doubt that she will fit right in. Talia is a highly skilled player who can knock down threes from range, drive and kick, and play tenacious pressure defense. Over her 4 years of playing varsity at GVC, she started every game and helped transform our program into a top 10 team in Manitoba. It was an honour to coach Talia, and I can’t wait to hear about her success on and off the court.”

    “We have added two terrific student-athletes who have proven themselves both on and off the court. One thing Niki and Talia both have in common is a tremendous work ethic. Niki is multi-talented. Her strength is rebounding and shooting from the perimeter but she can also post up strong and finish inside. Talia is an unbelievable shooter with very good range. She has the ability to knock down deep threes with volume and is a great scorer overall. She has very good court vision and headman’s the ball very well.” – Coach Jon Kreiner
    Talia Peters (front row, 2nd from the left)
    receiving the Donovan Gayle Scholarship on April 14, 2018

    Talia Peter’s Achievements & Statistics

    • 22.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG, 3.3 SPG & 5 threes made per game
    • GVC basketball MVP 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
    • Graduating All Star team 2018
    • GVC Junior Varsity female athlete of the year 2014/15, 2015/16
    • GVC Varsity female athlete of the year 2016/17
    • Honour roll with distinction 2015/16, 2016/17
    • 2018 Donovan Gayle Scholarship recipient
    TEAM TOBA BIO FROM SUMMER 2017

    TEAM 17U Female
    NAME Talia Peters
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 5"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winkler
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Garden Valley Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Garden Valley Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Diana Taurasi and Kelsey Plum. Raptors
    SUMMER GOALS Improve as an overall player and win a medal at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play post secondary basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making Team Toba and travelling to play basketball in the States when I was younger.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Pam Danis, My Mom
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university and play CIS
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Still be involved with basketball, get more girls into the sport.


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