Biography:

Audrey Marcoux’s Olympic dream began in 2010 after she was told about the 2015 Pan Am Games and how they serve as an Olympic qualifier. She had never before realized it would be possible to go to the Games, but the more she has played and trained, the more she believes her Olympic dream is possible. In 2014 she helped Canada to a third place finish in the North American Zone of the IHF Trophy.  Competing at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, she was an important threat close to the net, finishing second on the team with eight goals scored within six metres. Playing with Handball Estrie in the Circuit Quebecois D1 last season she scored 78 times in 38 games and her club finished in second place.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT AUDREY

Getting into the Sport: Started playing handball at age 12… In primary school other students played but she thought handball looked boring… Once she got to high school all her friends started playing so she got into it as well… Outside Interests: Works as a primary and pre-school teacher… Enjoys playing soccer, touch football and running… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up” – Vince Lombardi… Role model is short track speed skater Marianne St-Gelais because of her personality and positive attitude even when things aren’t going well… Collects keychains with the flag of each country she visits… If she plays badly with a particular pair of shorts or socks she won’t wear them again… Needs to laugh and have fun to forget the stress before a game… Older brother Cédric Gagné-Marcoux is a former CFL player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts…