Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Stephanie Kleysen has been named a recent recipient of the Sport Manitoba 'Women to Watch' coaches grant!  Stephanie has become more active in the coaching ranks and was an assistant coach with the Bronze Medal winning Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Games held in Winnipeg.  

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Kleysen had an outstanding five year career with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen (2010-2015), twice being named the University of Winnipeg’s Female Athlete of the Year, a two time Canada West All-Star, the Canada West Defensive Player of the Year (2014-15). She was also named the Canada West Rookie of the Year and was a member of the CIS All-Rookie Team.

After her univarsity career ended, Stephanie moved on tho the professional ranks in Germany with the BVUK Sharks Wurzburg.  She was named the All-German 2 Bundesliga South Player of the Year, Guard of the Year, Import Player of the Year and was named to the 1st All-Star Team.

She played a huge role in leading the Sharks to a 13-7 regular season record. In regular season action she led the team in points (15.1 ppg), rebounds (9.5 ppg) and steals (3.4 rpg). Kleysen was also named the Player of the Week on two occasions.

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.


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