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July 3, 2024

Former Spartan women’s basketball player Shay Colley to represent Team Canada

Former Michigan State guard Shay Colley was named to the Canadian women's basketball team set to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

This is the second Olympic appearance for Colley who also represented Canada at the 2020 Tokyo games. 

Team Canada qualified for their fourth-straight Olympic Games, finishing third in one of four FIBA Women's Olympic Qualification Tournaments last February. Paris will be Team Canada's eighth appearance in the Olympic women's basketball tournament since it debuted at Montreal 1976. It will be the first time in 24 years (Sydney 2000) that Canada's women's and men's basketball teams will compete at the same Olympic Games.

Colley played three seasons at Michigan State with her last season coming during the 2019-20 campaign. As a Spartan, she averaged 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

The women's basketball tournament will take place from July 27 to Aug. 11 (Day 1 to 16). Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille will host the preliminary phase before the final games shift to Paris and Bercy Arena. Canada's first tournament game will be on July 29 (11:15 a.m. ET) against host France.

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By: Matt Larson