Sawyer Fischer Joins Algoma U Thunderbirds Basketball Program

Algoma University and the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Athletics Program are pleased to announce that Sawyer Fischer has joined the women’s basketball program for the 2017-18 season.

“We are excited Sawyer chose to attend Algoma and become a Thunderbird. She allows for more depth on our bench and strengthens the team as a whole. Her ability to shoot the ball fits with our style and her rebounding and ability to guard the four or five position makes us more versatile defensively. She is very family orientated and we are looking forward in having her in the AU family,” said women’s Head Coach Ryan Vetrie.

From Wallaceburg, Ontario, Fischer is a 5’11” forward. Fischer has been playing basketball for 10 years. This past season with the Wallaceburg District Secondary School Tartans, her high school squad earned an OFSAA appearance. Fischer is also a member of the Wallaceburg Airhawks U19 Junior Women’s team which earned a bronze medal at the Division One Provincial Championships in 2017.

Fischer will be studying in Algoma U’s four-year Bachelor of Arts in History program.

“I chose Algoma U, because when I visited the school, I enjoyed that the campus is small and all in one place. Also, people made me feel welcomed, and part of the family. I come from a small town… and half of our school population is made up of First Nations. I enjoyed that Algoma U has pictures of the residential school… Lastly, the basketball team is partly reason why I chose to go here because they made me feel welcomed and part of the family,” said Fischer.

Source: Algoma U Athletics

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