Biography:

Katherine Plouffe made her international debut at the 2010 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship after spending 2008-09 as a member of the National Elite Development Academy. She then helped Canada to a fifth place finish at the 2011 FIBA U-19 World Championship, averaging 27.5 minutes, 8.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Plouffe appeared in all seven games at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, shooting 53% from the field, averaging 7.4 points and 2.7 rebounds as Canada finished fifth for their best result since 1986. In 2015 Plouffe helped Canada win a pair of gold medals at the Pan American Games in Toronto and at the FIBA Americas Championship, which qualified the team for Rio 2016, where she appeared in all six games. Plouffe played four seasons at Marquette University, leaving as the school’s ninth all-time scorer (1551 points) and fourth-leading rebounder (973). In her senior year, she averaged a double-double (17.1 points and 10.2 rebounds) and was named Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year. Plouffe has played professionally in Romania and France.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Daryl and Laurie Plouffe… Older brothers Chris and Daniel… Older sister Andrea Mwumba played basketball at University of Washington and is her role model and mentor… Twin sister Michelle also plays for the national basketball team… Getting into the Sport: Started playing at age 8… Followed her older sister into the game and now credits her as a mentor… Outside Interests: Graduated from Marquette University in 2014 (Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies)… Enjoys spending time with family, reading, and exploring local areas during her time off… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “You cannot become what you need to be by remaining what you are.”… Nicknames: KP, Plouffe. Plouffey… Always travels with her Bible and prays before a game… Collects coffee mugs for her mom during her travels…