Shae Fournier had an impressive junior international career, winning gold medals at the 2008 and 2010 Pan American Junior Championships to go with a sixth place finish at the 2009 FINA World Junior Championships. She has made two appearances at the Summer Universiade, just missing the podium with fourth place finishes in both 2009 and 2013. She made her senior international debut in 2014, competing in the FINA Water Polo World League. In her senior year at Indiana University she became the school’s first water polo player to earn Academic All-American honours. She was also a second-team All-American and Collegiate Water Polo Association Player of the Year. She set a Hoosiers record with 302 career goals, making her one of only five players in NCAA history to score 300 or more goals. She is also the school’s all-time leader in assists (154) and is second in steals (306).
Family: Parents Marc and Donna Fournier… Older brother Ashton, older sister Taryn, younger sister Bree… Getting into the Sport: Started playing water polo at age 14… Always loved the water and was amazed and intrigued when she first saw water polo… Has been dreaming of competing at the Olympic Games since she first saw them on TV… Outside Interests: Graduated from Indiana University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Psychology… Enjoys spending time with friends and family, knitting, reading… Odds and Ends: Good luck charms is a silver horseshoe from her granny… Favourite motto: “You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for”…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FINA World League: 2014 – 6th
FINA WCh (junior): 2009 – 6th
PAC (junior): 2010 – GOLD; 2008 – GOLD
FISU: 2013 – 4th; 2009 – 4th