University of Lethbridge's Roxanne Kelly Wins Gold
University of Lethbridge's Roxanne Kelly Wins Gold

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Travis Grindle

September 18, 2004

Women's Rugby Canada claims inaugural world university championship

BEIJING, China - Canada defeated Kazakhstan 27-5 early on Friday morning to win the inaugural Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) world women's rugby sevens championship, held in Beijing, China.

The Canadians opened the tournament with round robin victories over China 2 (20-0) and Russia (33-0), and advanced to the semi-final where they defeated China 1 by a score of 41-0.

Russia outscored China 1 by 22-5 to grab the bronze medal. China 2 placed fifth, in front of Thailand.

The Canadian squad was comprised of:

Name, hometown, school

Leanne Ashworth, Ottawa, University of Guelph
Sommer Christie, Wentworth, Que., Concordia University
Rosie Cobbett, Fort Nelson, B.C., University of British Columbia
Kate Hamilton, Edmonton, University of Alberta
Kristy Heemskerk, Waterloo, Ont., University of Waterloo
Brianna Hennessy, Ottawa, University of Ottawa
Brooke Hilditch , Mississauga, Ont., McMaster University
Amy Jordan, Lakefield, Ont., University of Western Ontario
Roxanne Kelly, Delburne, Alta, Lethbridge University
Erin Lockwood, Abbotsford, B.C., University of Victoria
Jill Martin, Silton, Sask., University of Alberta
Chrissie Piquette, Edmonton, Alta, Grant McEwen College (U of A)
Laura Stoughton, Saskatoon, University of Calgary
Leigh Ann Swayne, Kitchener, Ont., University of Calgary


Team Leader/Coach: Suzanne Chaulk, Head Coach University of Ottawa
Co-coach: Matt Parrish, University of Alberta
Manager: Dawn Marie Sharp, University of Alberta
Therapist: Edison Au, University of Toronto

For more information on the championship, visit the official web site at:


Michel Belanger
Gerant Communications / Communications Manager
Sport interuniversitaire canadien (SIC) /
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)
Tel: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334
Fax: (613) 562-5669

For more information contact:

Travis Grindle
Athletics Coordinator
Phone: (403) 329-2705
Fax: (403) 329-2709

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