Cal Bouchard was the first Canadian to be drafted by the Women's National
Basketball Association. She was selected in the fourth round, 60th overall
in the 2000 WNBA draft by the Detroit Shock this past April. Bouchard
won't play in the WNBA this season in order to pursue a medal at the Sydney
"We're excited for Cal and all that she has accomplished in her young
career," said Canadian national team head coach Bev Smith. "Over the years
Cal has demonstrated her passion and pride for representing Canada and
wearing the red and white uniform."
Bouchard was team captain at Boston College last season and averaged 15.6
points per game and shot 46 percent from the three-point line. She was an
All Big East first team selection and was a member of the rookie team in
1996-97 at B.C. She studied accounting and was one of 16 NCAA players to
be awarded the NCAA post graduate scholarship in 2000. At the
international level she has competed in 32 games including seven last
summer at the Pan Am Games.
Canada lost 67-58 to Cuba to finish in 10th place overall.
Canada def. Brazil 61-60 to finish with 2-3 record in round-robin play.
Canada lost 68-56 to Slovakia, dropping to 1-3 record in Pool A.
Canada lost 70-58 to France in round-robin play, dropping to 1-2 record.
Canada def. Senegal 62-41, moving to 1-1 in preliminary round.
Canada lost 78-46 to Australia in opening round game.
Cal Bouchard following Canada's victory
Cal Bouchard reacts to a referee's ruling
Cal Bouchard scrambles for ball
Cal Bouchard and Claudia Brassard-Riebesehl
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