Ryerson Rams women's basketball

The Ryerson Rams women's basketball team represent Ryerson University in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports women's basketball.

Ryerson Rams women's basketball
Ryerson Rams logo.svg
UniversityRyerson University
Head coachCarly Clarke (9th season)
ConferenceOntario University Athletics
LocationToronto, Ontario
NicknameRams
Colors     
Conference tournament champions
2016

HistoryEdit

The Ryerson Rams women's basketball team have had their most successful era between 2012-2020. Led by Canada women's national basketball team assistant coach Carly Clarke the Rams went 109-57 between 2012 and 2020.

With the arrival of Clarke, she led the Rams into the OUA playoffs in her inaugural season. The 2014-15 season saw the greatest season in Rams history up to that time. Finishing with a program-record 16 wins, compared to only three losses, the Rams qualified for the Critelli Cup championship game, also qualifying for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (now U Sports) Final 8 Tournament.

The following season (2015-2016), the Rams matched their 16-win total. In what proved to be the Rams most successful season, they were led by OUA Player of the Year, OUA Defensive Player of the Year and CIS National Player of the Year Keneca Pingue-Giles, capturing their first Critelli Cup defeating the Ottawa Gee-Gees 66-60. At the 2016 CIS Women's Basketball Championship, the Ryerson Rams reached the National Final before falling to the Saskatchewan Huskies in the final 85-71.

The 2016 Critelli Cup triumph was the first provincial championship won by any program in Ryerson Rams athletics history. At the Final 8 Tournament, the Rams qualified for the gold medal game, marking the first Rams team to appear in a national championship final. In January 2016, the Rams reached No. 2 in the national rankings, an historic first.

Heading into 2016-17, the Rams welcomed Kellie Ring, a fifth-year transfer player. Additionally, the Rams’ lineup saw a pair of players, Emma Fraser and Bronwyn Williams, qualify for the OUA All-Rookie team.

The Ryerson Rams hosted the 2019 U Sports Women's Basketball Championship at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, , a season that saw the Rams reach the OUA Playoffs for the twelfth straight season, finishing the tournament in 5th place.[2]

Reaching 18 wins in 2019-20, the Rams hosted the Brock Badgers women's basketball team in the Critelli Cup championship game. Additionally, the Rams qualified for the 2020 U SPORTS Women's Basketball Final 8 National Championship.in 2020 falling to the Brock Badgers 84-71.[3] In March 2020, Rams basketball alum Keneca Pingue-Giles was named to the list of the Top 100 U Sports Women’s Basketball Players of the Century (2011-2020).[4]

U Sports Elite 8 resultsEdit

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2016 #5 First Round
Semi-Finals
Finals
#4 Regina Cougars
#1 McGill Martlets
#2 Saskatchewan Huskies
W 73–70
W 87–72
L 85-71
2019 #8 First Round
Consolation Bracket (Semi-Finals)
Consolation Bracket (Finals)
#1 Laval Rouge et Or
#6 Acadia Axewomen
L 73–51
W 63–45
W 91-67
2020 #3 First Round
Consolation Bracket
#6 UPEI Panthers
#7 Calgary Dinos
L 75–70
L 87–64

Individual leader scoringEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MIN  Minutes played
 FG  Field-goals  3FG  3-point field-goals  FT  Free-throws
 PTS  Points  AVG  Points per game
Season Player GP Min FG 3FG FT Pts Avg OUA rank
2019-20 [5] Marin Scotten 22 708 139 57 40 375 17.0 3rd
2018-19[6] Sofia Paska 18 465 87 0 65 239 13.3 12th
2017-18
2016-17
2015-16
2014-15[7] Keneca Pingue-Giles 18 490 116 31 48 311 17.3
2013-14[8] Keneca Pingue-Giles 22 533 115 26 69 325 14.8 8th
2012-13 [9] Kelsey Wright 20 585 84 40 69 277 13.9 12th
2011-12[10] Ashley MacDonald 22 812 117 49 118 401 18.2 2nd
2010-11 [11] Ashley MacDonald 22 749 115 51 91 372 16.9 2nd
2009-10 [12] Ashley MacDonald 22 719 107 68 37 319 14.5 7th

InternationalEdit

  • Carly Clarke Coach:   Canada 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, 2012 and 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship; 2020 Tokyo Olympics Asst. Coach[13]
  • Mariah Nunes   Canada: 2017 Summer Universiade[14]
  • Kellie Ring   Canada: 2017 Summer Universiade [14]
  • Jama Bin-Edward:   Canada 2019 Winter Universiade [15]

Awards and honorsEdit

OUA AwardsEdit

  • 2017-18 OUA Rookie of the Year Marin Scotten
  • 2017 OUA All-Star Game participant: Nicole DiDomenico[16]
  • 2015-16 OUA Most Valuable Player: Keneca Pingue-Giles
  • 2015-16 OUA Defensive Player of the Year: Keneca Pingue-Giles
  • 2012-13 OUA East Rookie of the Year : Cassandra Nofuente

OUA All-StarsEdit

  • 2016-17 First Team: Sofia Paska
  • 2016-17 First Team: Kellie Ring
  • 2015-16 First Team: Keneca Pingue-Giles

OUA All-RookieEdit

  • 2016-17 OUA All-Rookie Team: Bronwyn Williams – Ryerson Rams
  • 2016-17 OUA All-Rookie Team: Emma Fraser – Ryerson Rams
  • 2012-13 OUA East All-Rookie: Cassandra Nofuente

Joy Bellinger AwardEdit

  • 2016-17 OUA Joy Bellinger Award: Nicole DiDomenico – Ryerson Rams presented annually to the student-athlete who excels in academics, athletics, and community service for her time in the local community
  • 2006–07 Joy Bellinger Award of Merit : Lisa Greig
  • 2003–04 Joy Bellinger Award of Merit: Ashley Keohan

U Sports AwardsEdit

Note: U Sports was formerly known as Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), and prior to that, the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU).

  • 2015-16 Nan Copp Award: Keneca Pingue-Giles
  • 1990-1991 CIS Rookie of the Year: Darcel Wright

U Sports All-CanadiansEdit

First Team

  • Keneca Pingue-Giles - CIS First Team All-Canadian (2015-2016)

Second Team

  • Sofia Paska - U Sports Second Team All-Canadian (2017-2018)
  • Sofia Paska - U Sports Second Team All-Canadian (2016-2017)

U Sports All-RookieEdit

  • Marrin Scotten - U Sports All-Rookie Team (2017-2018)
  • Cassandra Nofuente - CIS All-Rookie Team (2012-2013)
  • Mandi-May Bond - CIS All-Rookie Team (1998-1999)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brand Standards Guide" (PDF). Ryerson University. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Cunha, Nicholas Da (2019-03-11). "McMaster takes gold at the MAC; Rams finish 5th". Ryersonian.ca. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  3. ^ "Badgers women are Critelli Cup champions". Brock University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  4. ^ "U SPORTS unveils Top 100 women's basketball players of the century". saltwire.com. March 8, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
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  8. ^ "2013-2014 Women's Basketball Overall Statistics". usports.ca/. March 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  9. ^ "2012-2013 Women's Basketball Overall Statistics". usports.ca/. March 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  10. ^ "2011-2012 Women's Basketball Overall Statistics". usports.ca/. March 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  11. ^ "2010-2011 Women's Basketball Overall Statistics". usports.ca/. March 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  12. ^ "2009-2010 Women's Basketball Overall Statistics". usports.ca/. March 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  13. ^ Emile Riga (2021-07-14). "Clarke looking ahead to Tokyo 2020 as Team Canada women's basketball assistant coach". ryersonrams.ca/. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  14. ^ a b "2017 FISU Summer Universiade: Canada sends delegation of 387 to Taipei City". presto-en.usports.ca. July 18, 2017. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  15. ^ "Team Canada delegation announced for 2019 FISU Summer Universiade". usports.ca. May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  16. ^ "Nicole Rigas-DiDomenico ends hoops career playing in all-star game". niagarafallsreview.ca/. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2021-06-29.