2000 Canadian Sport Awards
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Canada's women's wheelchair basketball team extended their undefeated string to 34 games last fall in Sydney, Australia to claim a second straight world crown and fourth consecutive major title.
The Canadian women, who outscored their opponents nearly 27 points a game on average during the tournament, were also Gold Cup champions in 1994 and claimed both the 1992 and 1996 Paralympic Games titles as well.
At the 1998 worlds, Canada defeated the U.S. 54-38 in the championship game. Chantal Benoit of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., was named tournament MVP on the strength of her performances on defense and offense. Jennifer Krempien of St. Albert, Alta., and Tracey Ferguson of Toronto were named world all-stars. Ferguson led the tournament in three- point shooting.
Other Canadian team members were Marni Abbott, Vancouver; Renee DelColle, Calgary; Joanne Kelly, Calgary; Linda Kutrowski, Ottawa; Kendra Ohama, Calgary; Sabrina Pettinicchi, Montreal; Lori Radke, Calgary; Lisa Stevens, London, Ont.; Michelle Stilwell, Calgary.