Forward Kelly Boucher is one of four returning players from the 1996
Olympic team. Her pro career has spanned eight years in Europe and the
Middle East. This past season she played partly with Pamplona Club
Balancesto in Spain. She was the first Canadian to play in the WNBA back
in 1998 with the Charlotte Sting.
She is hoping a back injury will be long gone by the time the Olympics
roll around. Boucher injured herself early this season in Spain and it
has bothered her ever since.
The former All-Canadian with the University of Victoria has competed in 85
international games including 17 last season. At the Olympic qualifying
tournament she averaged 10.2 points per game. Boucher speaks six languages
and participated in the COA's Adopt-an Athlete Program in 1996. She looks
forward to a career in sport medicine after her basketball career.
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.
Boucher tries to block
Battling the U.S.
Canada's Kelly Boucher tries to get the ball against Australia
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