The Algoma Thunderbirds, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario has announced the signing of Winnipeg's Riya Donnelly to join the women's basketball team for the 2022-23 season. The Thunderbirds play in the Ontario University Association (OUA) at the USPORTS level.  

Riya is coming off a solid grade 12 season with the Daniel McIntyre Maroons and is a member of the Winnipeg Wildcats basketball club.  This past March she was recognized as the number 7 ranked player in Manitoba in the annual Winnipeg Free Press Coaches Poll.  She was recently named to the Basketball Manitoba Awards Graduating All-Star Games hosted last month.  Riya was named a recipient of the Sport Manitoba Women to Watch grant in July 2021 and the CTV Sportstar of the Week last August.  


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