Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Abby Smith has been named a recent recipient of the Sport Manitoba 'Women to Watch' athlete grant!  Abby has been active in basketball for 9 years now and is a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team and Centre for Performance program.  This fall, she will be going into grade 11 at Dakota Collegiate.  

TEAM 17U Female
NAME Abby Smith
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'1"
PRESENT AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Dakota Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Dakota Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Durant and UConn women's college team.
SUMMER GOALS To become more confident to score more and make smarter decisions. Also become a talkative and supporting teammate.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play university or college basketball.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Playing on the provincial team three years in a row.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Eric Sung
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university or college.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Work in the medical field 


Past basketball recipients of this award include...

  • Anna Kernaghan
  • Maltha Uwambajimana
  • Claire Signatovich
  • Niyah Becker
  • Raizel Guinto
  • Jordan Tully
  • Robyn Boulanger
  • Kerilynn MacLennan
  • Atoosa Jalayeri
  • Jasmine Ibrahim
  • Sara Ibrahim
  • Kerri Kuzbyt
  • Emily Potter
  • Brittany Wiebe
  • Danielle Baril
  • Adele Baril
  • Morgan Cross
  • Danielle DeGagne
  • Krystal Schouten
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.

MORE INFORMATION ON WOMEN TO WATCH GRANT





CONGRATULATIONS ABBY!
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