CMU Stand-out Set to Join the Bobcats

May 11, 2012

BRANDON, MB – In just a few short weeks on the job, Bobcats women’s basketball coach Novell Thomas has been busy on the recruiting trail.

Thomas is pleased to announce the commitment of his third recruit of the year in Winnipeg product Carrera Lamoureux.

Lamoureux is transferring to Brandon University from Canadian Mennonite University where she played with the Blazers for the past two seasons.

“Carrera was a surprise because she showed up at our ID camp and instantly demonstrated the level of skill of an everyday CIS player,” says Thomas. “While participating in drills she made some good decisions and was always looking to push the ball up court.”

In her two seasons in the MCAC (Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference) Lamoureux earned league all-star selections twice. Following an impressive performance in Brandon against Assiniboine Community College last November, Lamoureux earned MCAC Athlete of the Week honours. She was also named the MHSAA (Manitoba High Schools Athletics Association) AA Female Basketball Player of the Year in 2010.

The graduate of The King’s School in Winnipeg is looking forward to the opportunity to jump to the CIS and help the Bobcats continue to improve.

“It’s impossible to be excited for only one aspect of joining the Bobcats and attending Brandon University,” says Lamoureux. “Besides having the opportunity to play alongside talented and hard-working team mates, I am also looking forward to being coached by Novell. I am both eager to be mentored by him, as well as honoured to be a part of his plans for the future.”

Lamoureux joins fellow new Bobcats in Ambrea McDonald – Okoro and Maegan MacKay from Regina, both of whom will be first-year players from high-school. Lamoureux will provide experience to a relatively young team, and a passion to improve both herself and the group.

“I’ve had some great conversations with her and what’s most impressive is her drive and determination to improve and contribute,” adds Thomas. “CIS basketball is a big jump up from the college game but I’m confident that she’ll adapt quickly.”

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For more information, please contact:

Novell Thomas
Men’s Basketball Coach
Brandon University
(204) 570-3086
thomasn@brandonu.ca