STUDENT IS NATIONAL WATER POLO ALL-STAR
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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