Women's Basketball Future Freshman Makes Canadian Development Team

July 2, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - University of Oregon women's basketball recruit Kaela Chapdelaine (Okotoks, Alberta) was chosen Wednesday to the Canadian Women's National Development Team.

The 12-member team will represent Canada at the World University Games in Daegu, Korea, from Aug. 20-31.

'Kaela is one of the top young players in Canada,' Oregon coach Bev Smith said. 'She is an extremely talanted, dedicated, commmitted and hard-working athlete.'

Chapdelaine, a 5-foot-10 point guard who signed a letter of intent with the Ducks last November, is one of three high school student-athletes selected to the development squad. She will become the fourth Duck to compete in the World University Games, the last being Shaquala Williams in 2001.

Chapdelaine has prior international playing experience. Last summer she competed at the Junior World Qualifying Tournamentin Brazil, also representing Canada.

'This summer will be another step in Kaela's international development,' Smith said. 'I have no doubt that this summer experience will benefit her transition to playing and contributing to the Ducks' success this year.'

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