Biography:

Miah-Marie Langlois joined the national development team in 2011 and competed at that year’s Universiade, inspiring her to represent Canada on higher stages. She returned to the Universiade in 2013 before moving up to the senior national team in 2014. That year she debuted at the FIBA World Championship, appearing in all seven games for Canada, shooting 48% from the field and 57% from 3-point range. At the 2015 Pan Am Games, Langlois played 127 minutes (second-most on the team) as Canada won the gold medal. She went on to average 8.0 points per game as Canada won the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship to qualify for Rio 2016. In her Olympic debut, Langlois had the third-highest playing time on the team (2:30:47), during which she averaged 7.3 points per game. In her last four years at the University of Windsor Langlois was named CIS Championship MVP four straight times as the Lancers won four straight national titles. She  was also a three-time CIS Defensive Player of the Year. Upon graduating, Langlois played professionally in Russia and Sweden.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Wazir Samsair and Renee Langlois… Older brothers Javaughn and Kien Langlois… Younger sister Tsarah-Rose Langlois, younger brother Gabriel Samsair… Getting into the Sport: Started playing basketball at age 7 because of her older brothers… Outside Interests: Graduated from University of Windsor in 2014 (Double major, Honours Business & Economics)… Enjoys reading, watching TV and going on random adventures during her down time… Affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex and Breast Cancer Awareness… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “She needed a hero so that’s what she became”… Personal heroes are her mother and grandmother…