All Canadian Debbie Ruiz Leads Vanier Lady Cheetahs to
Bronze Medal in Provincial Basketball Championships,
Coach Mireille Beland Named Quebec Coach Of The Year

Debbie receives the
Al Silverman Memorial Award

Debbie (right) poses as
a First Team All Star

Vanier Cheetah Women's Basketball Team

Debbie Ruiz completed a highly successful year with the Vanier Cheetahs Women's Basketball team by receiving the honour of being named to the All Canadian squad, designating her as one of the top five basketball student athletes in the country. As team captain, she lead the Cheetahs to a bronze medal in this year's Provincial Championships, held March 4-5, 2000.

Apart from winning a position on the First Team All Star squad, Debbie also won the Al Silverman Memorial Award at the event. This award is given to the "Player of the Year" in the Quebec
Basketball League.

Other highlights of this year's season included the Cheetahs winning the Seneca College Tournament, where Debbie was named Tournament MVP.

Debbie is receiving lots of attention from NCAA and CIAU schools. She will probably got to play in the U.S on a scholarship next year. Way to go, Debbie!

Coach Mireille Beland receives
Quebec Coach Of The Year Award


In a related story, Debbie's coach, Mireille Beland was awarded for the second time in her career the Quebec Coach Of The Year Award.

Ms. Beland had also previously won the Canadian Coach Of The Year Award in 1997-1998.

Congratulations, Mireille!