Algoma University and the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Athletics Program are pleased to announce that Madison Cameron has joined the women’s basketball program for the 2017-18 season.
“We are very pleased to have Madison joining our program,” said women’s basketball Head Coach Ryan Vetrie. “She is a transfer student that has played in many big games which will give our team some more experience and leadership. Madison is very goal motivated, both individually and for the team, and we are happy to provide the platform to help her achieve those goals. Madison’s ability to shoot the ball fits into our style of play and her versatility to play multiple positions will be a great aspect for our team. She loves spending her time in the gym and that’s exactly how our program will reach its goals. She will be impactful on the court as well as in the locker room.”
From Lethbridge, Alberta, Cameron has been playing basketball for seven years. She is a 5’10” shooting guard. Cameron joins the squad from the South Georgia Tech Lady Jets, a Division 1 school in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). She also played one season with the Lake Michigan College Red Hawks and was named a 1st Team All Conference Player. Cameron was ranked third in the USA by NCJAA as a top 100 scorer. With Coalhurst High School in the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CHSAA), Cameron received All Conference 1st Team and All Conference Player of the Year nods. Cameron is a two-time conference champion, two-time regional champion, and two-time district champion.
Outside of basketball, Cameron works at a women’s shelter as a Crisis Intervention Worker and volunteers at youth shelters.
Cameron will be studying in Algoma U’s four-year Honours Bachelor of Social Work program.
“I feel at home in Sault Ste. Marie, it’s different but I’m comfortable and excited about my decision,” said Cameron. “I feel like I can instantly make an impact in Coach Vetrie’s program, we share the same vision and he not only believes that I can impact this team but he believes in my personal goals as well. I am now invested in this family, community, and basketball program and I can’t wait to put on that jersey and help win games and championships. It’s an exciting time for this program and I promise you we will be doing great things in the seasons to come!”
Source: Algoma U Athletics