Women’s Basketball Nationals heading to Sainte-Foy

Women’s Basketball Nationals heading to Sainte-Foy

Cégep de Sainte-Foy has been awarded the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball National Championship.

The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) institution will host the event in Sainte-Foy, QC, from March 13-16, 2019.

“Sainte-Foy has been a very successful women’s program and they’ve been extremely competitive over the last decade at the National level,” said Mai-Anh Nguyen, CCAA Women’s Basketball Convenor. “Their experience and enthusiasm will allow the student-athletes to experience a great National Championship.”

The Dynamiques, National Champions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, last hosted the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship in 2009. Sainte-Foy also hosted the 2017 Provincial Division 1 Basketball Championship in its newly rebuilt gym.

This tournament will come on the 10-year anniversary of the Dynamiques’ National Championship victory on home court.

“Hosting the 2009 National Championship had numerous benefits for the Cégep, especially for the Dynamiques’ intercollegiate program,” said Cynthia Côté-Beaupré, Athletics Coordinator at Sainte-Foy. “The host committee is proud of the organization of that Championship and several other provincial events in recent years, and is very excited to welcome back Canada’s best student-athletes.”

Cégep de Sainte-Foy is located in historical downtown Quebec City. With more than 400 school teams registered throughout Quebec City’s regional leagues, basketball is the most popular sport in the region. Sainte-Foy is also the only Cégep in the province to have six basketball teams, one in each of the RSEQ’s male and female divisions (D1, D2 and D3).

“Building on a long history of excellence in intercollegiate sport, Cégep de Sainte-Foy is looking forward to hosting the National Championship and providing participating teams with a unique experience,” said Côté-Beaupré.

The 2018 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship will be hosted by Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, from March 14-17.