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  • Tracey Ferguson


    Personal Info:

    Resides: Toronto, Ont.
    Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Ont.
    Born: September 7, 1974
    Height: 5'0"
    Occupation: Sr. Program Officer, Sport Canada
    Twitter:@cdngirl12


    Athletic Info:

    Club: Variety Village / Trier Dolphins
    Coach: Steve Bialowas & Bill Johnson 
    National Team: 1991-Present
    Began Wheelchair Basketball: 1988
    Classification: 3.0


    Biography:Tracey Ferguson

    Tracey Ferguson has been a member of six Paralympic teams and is no newcomer to high performance sport on the world stage. As a key member of the Paralympic gold medal-winning wheelchair basketball teams in 1992, 1996, 2000 and of the bronze medal-winning team in 2004, she knows what it takes to reach the podium.

    Always a competitor, Ferguson notes that she grew up playing street hockey and competing in everything she did, including Easter egg hunts. Her competitive spirit and love of winning fuelled her dream of one day representing Canada on the Olympic podium.

    That dream wasn’t derailed by a spinal surgery that left her paralyzed at the age of nine.

    Four years later, Ferguson returned to competitive sport when she discovered wheelchair athletics through a local fitness centre. Her dream of reaching the podium and representing Canada at the international level was renewed.

    Of all the sports she discovered, it has been wheelchair basketball that has allowed her to not only reach the podium at the international level, but to reach the top level of the podium at both World Championships and Paralympic Games. She was also named to two world all-star teams in the process (1998 and 2002).

    Ferguson truly believes that representing Canada as an athlete is an honour. 

    To learn more about Tracey, follow her on Twitter: @cdngirl12

  • Interesting Facts:

    • Always up for a new challenge, Ferguson qualified for the 2008 Paralympic Team for Beijing in wheelchair athletics. Her debut performances demonstrated that Ferguson is a force to be reckoned with on the track. She placed 2nd (200m), 3rd (400m) at the 2006 Paralympic National Championships; qualified for the finals (800m) at the 2006 Commonwealth Games; and again at the 2006 International Paralympic Committee Athletic World Championship (200m).
    • Has met Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, each on separate occasions
    • Blogged about her experience at the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships: [read the blog]

    Awards / Highlights:

    • Received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
    • Inducted into Canadian Disability Hall of Fame (2012)
    • Four-time recipient of the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association’s Female Athlete of the Year Award
    • Medal-bearer for a leg of the Rick Hansen 25th anniversary Man in Motion World Tour
    • Recipient of the YMCA's Young Woman of Distinction Award
    • Recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
    • Named to the 2012 Osaka Cup tournament all-star team
    • Named to the 1993, 1998, 2001-2006 CWBL Women’s National Championships tournament all-star team
    • Named MVP at the 2000 CWBL Women’s National Championships
    • Named to the 1998, 2002 World Championship tournament all-star teams
    • Named to the 1998 Qualification of Americas tournament all-star team

    Major International Competition:

    Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
    # of Paralympic Games competed in: 6 3 ('92,'96,'00) 0 1 ('04) 5th ('08), 6th ('12)
    # of World Championships competed in: 5 4 ('94,'98,'02,'14) 0 1 ('10) -

     

    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
    2012 7 223 31:50 13/37 35 0/0 - 2/4 50 5 16 21 31 13 2 0 18 5 28 4.0
    2008 7 64 9:12 10/26 39 0/0 - 4/9 44 3 6 9 3 13 1 0 7 7 24 3.4
    2004 6 118 19:40 16/48 33 2/5 40 4/7 57 7 10 17 5 7 3 1 5 9 42 7.0
    2000 5 104 20:48 14/47 30 1/12 8 3/15 20 4 3 7 3 8 3 2 6 0 34 6.8
    1996 5 69 13:48 4/16 25 0/1 0 6/13 46 9 3 12 10 5 1 0 5 0 14 2.8
    1992 5 73 14:36 13/31 42 0/5 0 0/3 0 4 6 10 8 4 1 0 4 7 26 5.2
    TOTAL 35 651 18:37 70/205 34   3/23 13 19/51 37   32   44   76 60   50   11 3 45 28 168 4.8


    World Championships

    Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
    M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
    2010 7 163 23:14 21/37 57 0/3 0 8/17 47 5 11 16 15 11 1 0 10 11 50 7.1
    2002 5 136 27:06 26/66 39 2/9 22 7/16 44 7 6 13 13 10 3 2 5 0 65 13.0
    1998 5 90 17:55 18/38 47 3/5 60 10/13 77 6 4 10 9 6 6 0 8 0 49 9.8
    1994 4 55 13:45 6/19 32 0/0 - 7/10 70 2 4 6 8 3 1 0 0 0 19 4.8
    TOTAL 21 444 21:05 71/160 44   0/0 29 32/56 57 20 25 45 45 30 11 2 23 11 183 8.7


    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

    Tracey Ferguson         

    Competitive Experience: 

    Level Team Location Year(s)
    International Team Canada (Sr. Women) Canada 1991-Present
    Club (domestic) Trier Dolphins Germany 2012-Present
    Club (domestic) Variety Village Ontario -

     

    Career Notes:

    2014: 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)... 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)…

    2013: 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)... 

    2012: 6th place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)... 2nd place at Osaka Cup & named to all-star team in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)... 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)...

    2011: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)... 3rd place at 2011 Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 4th place at BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)…

    2010: 3rd place at World Championships in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 1st place at 2010 BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… competed at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 2nd place at 2010 CWBL Open Finals with Variety Village in Coquitlam, BC (domestic)…

    2009: 4th place at Invitational Tournament in Ottawa, Canada (Team Canada)…

    2008: 5th place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 1st place at Good Luck Beijing Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China (Team Canada)...

    2006: 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named to all-star team in Kitchener, ON (domestic)…

    2005: 2nd place at the Qualifications of Americas Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado (Team Canada)… 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Ottawa Jazz & named to all-star team in Edmonton, AB (domestic)…

    2004: 3rd place at Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (Team Canada)… 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Ottawa Jazz & named to all-star team in Vancouver, BC (domestic)…

    2003: 5th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named to all-star team in Toronto, ON (domestic)…

    2002: 1st place at World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan & named to all-star team (Team Canada)… 2nd place at the Qualifications of Americas Tournament in Vitoria, Brazil (Team Canada)… competed at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named to all-star team in Montreal, QC (domestic)…

    2001: Competed at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named to all-star team in Toronto, ON (domestic)…

    2000: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia (Team Canada)… Competed at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named tournament MVP in Edmonton, AB (domestic)…

    1998: 1st place at World Championships in Sydney, Australia & named to all-star team (Team Canada)… 1st place at Qualification of Americas Tournament in Winnipeg, Manitoba & named to all-star team (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named to all-star team in Winnipeg, MB (domestic)…

    1996: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (Team Canada)…

    1994: 1st place at World Championships in Stoke Mandeville, England (Team Canada)…

    1993: Competed at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village & named to all-star team in Edmonton, AB (domestic)…

    1992: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain (Team Canada)…

    1991: 3rd place at Stoke Mandeville Games in Stoke Mandeville, England (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Variety Village in Vancouver, BC (domestic)…



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