Congratulations go out to Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame member and University of Manitoba Bisons legend Anne Smith (MBHOF Class of ‘13) who will be the new head coach for the University of St. Boniface women’s basketball team as the program returns to the court this fall!

The school will join the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference after a long hiatus from basketball.

Anne is a native of the Province of Quebec where she attended two high schools, Polyvalente Armand-Saint-Onge in Amqui and Polyvalente de la Foret in Amos before moving on to Cegep Montmorency in Laval. She then came to the University of Manitoba where she played with the Bisons for five years.

In her first year as a Bison, 1995-96, she was named to the CIS All-Rookie team. In 1997-98 she was named the winner of the Nan Copp Award for the most outstanding university player in Canada. She was a three-time CIS All-Canadian in 1997-98, 1998-99, and 2000-01.

She was selected twice as the Player of the Game in the annual Bison-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge. In addition, during her career as a Bison, she was a member of two consecutive CIS national championship teams in 1995-96 and 1996-97.


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