Tamara Steeves

Place of Birth: Etobicoke, Ont.
Resides: Mississauga, Ont.
Birthday: 23-09-1989
Height: 5'2"
Occupation: Athlete
Club(s): Toronto Rollin Raptors Div II
Classification: 1.5

Biography

Tamara Steeves discovered wheelchair basketball in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the sport. She soon joined a local club team and dedicated countless hours to honing her skills on the court.

The native of Etobicoke, Ont. thrives on the competitiveness of the game. With that competitive spirit, Steeves worked her way up the wheelchair basketball ranks.

In 2011, she landed a roster spot on Canada’s first-ever Women’s U25 National Team. She followed up that feat with a silver medal performance at the 2011 Canada Games as a member of Team Ontario. She made her international debut with Team Canada at the 2011 Osaka Cup, where the squad captured a bronze medal.

Steeves landed a roster spot on the Senior Women’s National Team the following year. As a rookie on the team, she competed at her first Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Off the basketball court, Steeves enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books, and catching the latest movies.  She considers the opportunity to represent Canada to be a tremendous honour.

To learn more about Tamara, follow her on Twitter: @TinyOxen8

Interesting Facts

  • Her role models are her mother, her grandmother, and Canadian icon Terry Fox

Awards / Highlights

  • Named a Tier 2 All-Star at 2018 CWBL National Championships in Martensville, SK
  • Received Mississauga Sports Council 2012 Athlete of the Year with a Disability Award
  • Received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Named 2012 ParaSport Ontario Female Athlete of the Year
  • Named to the CWBL Women’s National Championship tournament all-star team (2012, 2013)

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
Paralympic Games: 2 0 0 0 6th (’12), 5th (’16)
World Championships: 2 1 (’14) 0 0 5th (’18)

Statistics

Paralympic Games

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2016 6 46 7:46 4/9 44 0/0 0/0 0 7 7 1 2 0 0 2 2 8 1.3
2012 3 17 5:37 0/4 0 0/0 0/0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 9 63 7:03 4/13 31 0/0 0/0 1 8 9 2 3 0 0 5 2 8 0.9

World Championships

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2018 8 248:54 31:06 23/49 47 0/0 1/3 33 5 13 18 7 4 4 0 15 5 47 5.8
2014 4 31 7:54 1/6 17 0/0 1/6 17 0 5 5 0 3 1 0 5 1 3 0.8
TOTAL 12 279:54 19:30 24/55 44 0/0 2/9 22 5 18 23 7 7 5 0 20 6 50 3.3


Legend
: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots;PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game

Competitive Experience

Level Team Location Year(s)
International Canada (SWNT) Canada 2012-2014; 2016-Present
International Canada (JWNT) Canada 2011
Club (domestic) National Academy Canada 2013-Present
Club (domestic) Brampton Cruisers Ontario 2008-Present

Career Notes

2018: 2nd place in Tier 2 at the 2018 CWBL National Championship in Martensville, Sask. with the Brampton Cruiser Suns (domestic); named Tier 2 All-Star… 3rd place at Continental Clash in Sheffield, GB (Team Canada)…2nd place at the Lyon Competition in Lyon, France (Team Canada)…5th place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Team Canada)

2017: 1st place at Americas Cup in Cali Colombia (Team Canada)…

2016: 5th place at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th place at Continental Clash in Worcester, Great Britain (Team Canada)…4th place at Dutch Battle in Almere, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s International Friendly in Lake Placid, United States (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Women’s International Friendly Tournament in Colorado Springs, United States (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)…2nd place at CWBL National Championship Tier 2 with the Brampton Cruisers/Suns & named All-Star in Kamloops B.C. (domestic)… 5th place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Ontario & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2015: 4th place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 9th place at CWBL National Championship with the Southern Ontario Suns in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)… 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Saskatchewan in Calgary, Alta. (domestic)…

2014: 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 10th place at CWBL National Championship with the Southern Ontario Suns in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 5th place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Ontario in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)…

2013: 4th place at the Pioneer Classic in Birmingham, United States (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 6th place at CWBL Women’s Championship with Ontario & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2012: 6th place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 6th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Team Ontario & named All-Star in Richmond, BC (domestic)… 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)… Named ParaSport Ontario Female Athlete of the Year…

2011: 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship in St. Catharines, ON (Team Canada)… 1st place at Artland Open in Quakenbruck, Germany (Team Canada)…3rd place at 2011 Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Canada Games with Team Ontario in Halifax, NS (domestic)… Competed at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Team Ontario in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2010: 6th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Team Ontario/Nova Scotia in Saskatoon, SK (domestic)…

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