Sept. 18, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Former Michigan State women's basketball All-American Kalisha Keane will represent Canada on the Senior Women's National Team next week at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Women in Xalapa, Mexico. The 12-member team was announced today by head coach Lisa Thomaidis.
It is Keane's sixth time playing for Team Canada, and the second at the FIBA Americas Championship, previously winning bronze in 2011.
Preliminary play begins on Sunday, Sept. 22 when Canada takes on Jamaica at 3 p.m. ET. Canada will also face Chile (Mon., Sept. 23 at 5:15 p.m. ET), Venezuela (Tues., Sept. 24 at 5:15 p.m.) and Cuba (Wed., Sept. 25 at 5:15 p.m.) in pool play.
The top-3 teams at the FIBA Americas Championship will qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Championships.
After her senior season, Keane was named an honorable mention All-American by both the Associated Press and WBCA. In addition, she was the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Player of the Year in 2011, and was one of five Spartans to be a four-time all-conference selection.
On the MSU all-time lists, Keane finished her career tied for the most games played (136), second in steals (259), third in 3-point field goals made (183), seventh in points (1,553) and minutes played (3,654), ninth in field goals made (560) and free throw percentage (79.1%), 11th in games started (95), 13th in assists (300) and free throws made (250), 14th in 3-point field goal percentage (32.7%), and 17th in rebounds (624) and blocks (46).
For her career, Keane is one of seven players in Big Ten history, and the only Spartan, to record at least 1,500 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists and 250 steals.