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VANIER STUDENT IS NATIONAL WATER POLO ALL-STAR

Tanya Paradis, a Sports Études student at Vanier, is currently a valuable member of the Junior National Women's Water Polo Team. She was named to their all-star team after her performance in the Canadian Championships which were held on March 25, 2001. Read on for more on her performances.


On December 11, 2001 she scored two goals in a losing cause in a match against Hungary at the World Championships held in Perth, Australia. At the same tournament, she also scored two goals in a win against the squad from Germany as well as registering goals in victories against teams from South Africa and Brazil. With the win against South Africa, Canada clinched a playoff berth at the women's world junior water polo championships.

At the Thetis Cup Tournament held in Athens, Greece in June 2001, Tanya scored two goals in Canada's bronze medal victory against Russia. She was named Canadian player-of-the-game for the second time in the tournament. After the game she gave these comments: "I never expected this, I never even thought I'd be part of the national team," said Paradis. "It gives me the urge to play at the world championships in Japan in July but I don't want to get my hopes up. I'm a member of the national junior team and I'll compete at the junior worlds in Australia this December. I think everybody here played well and really helped each other. It was a wonderful experience for me. I never expected the play to be this physical."


Canada's Junior National Women's Water Polo Team



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