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Misty Thomas honoured at In Her Footsteps BC Women in Sport event

Posted on 27 October 2011 in Awards & Recognition

Misty Thomas, Canada’s Women’s National Team’s General Manager, has been recognized for her success and positive influence on girls and women in sports by the In Her Footsteps... Celebrating BC Women in Sport event held on 27 October.

Misty Thomas is a great contributor to the world of sport through her involvement in basketball, volleyball, badminton and track and field. She was the youngest player on the fourth-place Canadian women’s basketball team in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Misty retired from competitive stand-up basketball in 1992 after playing professionally in Italy for a year and on the Canadian National team for four years. In 1998, at 34, the former point guard became the youngest individual inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame. She began playing wheelchair basketball in 2005. As a coach, Misty guided the UBC Women's Basketball team to their first Canada West title in 20 years. She was named Coach of the Year in 1994/95. Among her many accomplishments, Misty was a founding member and the director of the Night Hoops Basketball Program in Vancouver, a program for high risk teenagers.

In Her Footsteps is an annual recognition program organized jointly by the ProMOTION Plus, BC Sports Hall of Fame, 2010 Legacies Now, and the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. It honours women who are or have been athletes, coaches, officials, judges, pioneers or advocates who have made significant contributions to girls and women in sport. These women have created opportunities for participation in sport and recreation in British Columbia, inspiring others through their own athletic achievement, passion and dedication. Their stories are featured in the In Her Footsteps exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Source: ProMOTION Plus press release

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