The University of Victoria Vikes women’s basketball program and head coach Dani Sinclair are pleased to announce the commitment of guard Ashlyn Day for the 2017-18 season.
The five-foot-ten guard from Kelowna, B.C. is one of the top high school basketball players in the province.
“Ashlyn is a really smart player that is versatile, she has played a lot of basketball and comes from a great program in Kelowna,” said Vikes head coach Dani Sinclair. “Kelowna has been doing great things with their basketball programs and she’s been a huge part of that.”
“We are extremely happy to welcome her into the program.”
A member of the Province Super-16, a list of the top 16 women’s high school basketball players in B.C. for three years in a row, Day is a leader at Immaculata Regional High School.
“She is a guard that can score in multiple ways, she’s strong and will be a player that can hopefully make an impact right away,” said Sinclair.
An integral member of a championship challenging team since Grade Nine, Day has earned multiple All-Star nods at provincial championships as well as a Most Valuable Player Award at the 2016 B.C. Catholics Championship.
During her time with Immaculata the team has finished on the podium at every provincial championships while also winning back-to-back B.C. Catholics Championships.
“We are graduating some players this year that have had a huge impact on our program so to be able to get someone like Ashlyn who is going to come in and start that next wave is huge,” said Sinclair.
Day, who will suit up with the Vikes women’s basketball team in the fall of 2017, has liked what she’s seen so far of both the facilities at CARSA and the UVic campus.
“Really exciting, it’s going to be fun to play under Dani and Leanne,” said Day. “Im excited about the whole experience of joining UVic, the gym and campus are both really nice.”
Full Name: Ashlyn Elsie Day
Current Age: 17
Intended major/program: Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Hometown: Kelowna, B.C.
Previous teams: Immaculata Regional High School (4 years), B.C. Provincial U 15 Team, B.C. Provincial U 16 Team, B.C. Provincial U 17 Team
Previous team placings/tournaments/awards:
3rd place, 2016 B.C. High School AA Provincials
3rd place, 2016 Western Canada Summer Games
1st place, 2016 B.C. Catholics Championship
1st place, 2015 B.C. High School AA Provincials
Previous individual awards:
B.C. Catholics Championship MVP, 2016
B.C. AA Provincial First Team All-Star, 2016
B.C. Catholics Championship First Team All-Star, 2015
B.C. AA Provincial First Team All-Star, 2015
The Province’s Super 16 List 2014, 2015, 2016