MISSISSAUGA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

STEWART, Susan                                                        On March 21, 2017 Susan was inducted into the

Basketball                                                                            Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame.

Born:  November 14, 1969                                                 Air Canada Centre - Raptors vs. Bulls

Toronto, Ontario                                                                 Half-time at Centre Court

Growing up in Mississauga, Susan Stewart was an all-around athlete. A graduate of Streetsville S.S., she went on to play for the Laurentian Lady Voyageur’s women's basketball team, winning two CIS national titles and five OUA championships. She was a four-time OUA all-star and in 1991-92 was the recipient of the Nan Copp Award for CIS Player of the Year. In 2003, she was inducted into the Laurentian Voyageurs Hall of Fame.

Susan went on to play for Team Canada Basketball and over her illustrious basketball career, has competed for Canada at the FISU World Student Games , FIBA World Championship, Pan American Games (Cuba), FIBA World Olympic Qualifying tournament, and, in 1996, the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

 

Her career path then led her to play pro basketball in Europe an on to coaching. A Level 3 NCCP coach, Stewart was a Graduate Assistant with the women's basketball team coaching staff at Malone University in Canton, Ohio in 2004-05.
In 2005, she suffered a tragic accident that left her with a brain injury that threatened her life. After years of rehabilitation, she has made it her life’s goal to encourage and inspire others and has adopted the mantra - Together Everyone Achieves More (because there is no “I” in TEAM).

In 2008, Susan was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Susan currently volunteers as the president of the Mississauga Sports Council. She is active in her church and an advocate for Sports Ministry. In 2015 she released "unbreakable" The Autobiography of the Life of Susan Stewart. In March of 2017, Susan was inducted into the Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame during a Raptors game, at half-time, at Centre Court. She is now hosting her own show, Trailblazers, on the Disability Channel, in which she helps shed light on people with disabilities and the powerful things they’ve done.

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