• Position: Forward
  • Fourth Year
  • Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

For the second straight season, the best defensive player in Canada West Women’s Basketball is Pandas forward Claire Signatovich.

The fourth-year Winnipeg product turned in a stellar season for the Pandas, who finished conference play with a 14-6 record. Signatovich led Canada West with 37 blocks, finishing sixth with 182 total rebounds and third with 127 defensive rebounds while adding 30 steals.

The engineering student tied the Pandas record for career double-doubles this season with 19, with her 112 career blocks now the 11th most in Canada West history and the most ever for a Panda.

Having already established herself as one of the best defensive players in program history, Signatovich now also joins an elite group of athletes to be named the CW Defensive Player of the Year multiple times, becoming just the fourth female to accomplish the feat.

"Claire's ability to guard multiple positions, alter shot selection, and control rebounds make her an elite defender. She continues to grow as a player and improve every season. Our defensive improvements as a team this season come from the confidence the group has in each other, and Claire is the anchor to that. She is a leader on the court, a relentless competitor, and her unique skill set is a joy to coach." - Scott Edwards, Head Coach, Alberta Pandas.

Source: https://canada-west.prezly.com/wbb-belmore-named-cw-player-of-the-year

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