This past summer, Stephany Skrba, the #1 ranked high school player in the country, lead Canada’s Junior Women’s basketball team to a bronze medal at FIBA’s Tournament of the Americas qualification tournament in Puerto Rico. The 6-2 power forward from Richmond Hill, Ontario lead her team in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double for the entire tournament with 12 PPG and 13 RPG.
Her rebounding efforts were good enough to lead the entire tournament, which included international powerhouses such as the USA, Brazil and Puerto Rico. The bronze medal now qualifies Canada to compete at FIBA’s World Championship for Women, for the first time ever, this summer in Tunisia. Skrba then capped off her amazing year by accepting a full scholarship from the University of Michigan.
The future Wolverine chose Michigan from a list of 120 NCAA Division 1 schools that included UCONN, Tennessee, Stanford, Texas, LSU, UCLA and Michigan State. In the end it was Michigan’s outstanding academic tradition that made her decision easy. Skrba is an honor roll student, she speaks fluent French and plays classical piano. Stephany plans to study Business and Languages at Michigan.