Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Abby Benson of Petersfield, MB 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 Targeted Athlete Programs.  She currently in grade 12 at Lord Selkirk Regional School.  

SUMMER 2019 PLAYER PROFILE

TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Abby
LAST NAME
Benson
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Petersfield
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Lord Selkirk Regional School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kawhi Leonard
SUMMER GOALS
To improve my skills and medal at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play CIS university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Making a provincial team and playing with the Wesmen
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Play University Basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Pursue a career in science



Past basketball recipients of this award include...  VIEW MORE ON PAST RECIPIENTS
  • Beth Dueck
  • Aira Abello
  • Emily Johnson 
  • Abby Smith
  • 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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