Basketball and India

India's Srishti Suren commits to Winnipeg Wesmen Women's Basketball program

Srishti Suren
(Wesmen Athletics/Twitter)

The University of Winnipeg have announced the commitment of India national Srishti Suren to their recruiting class of 2019-20.

Suren joins the likes of Sanjana Ramesh and Vaishnavi Yadav who have committed to play basketball for universities in North America. However, Suren scripts history by becoming the first women to play college ball in Canada.

As per the official release, Suren will enroll in Psychology and plans to minor in neuroscience.

"She just plays so athletic," Tanya McKay, head coach of the Wesmen women's basketball team, said during the official release. "She can hit the three, she can drive, she defends well and uses her length. She's a kid who's played a lot of basketball and I think that's contagious. She's coming to play basketball, so she'll help elevate practices and be driven to compete."

In the most recent U18 FIBA Asian Championships in Bengaluru this past October, Suren was a vital member of the Indian women's squad that went unbeaten in Division B and clinched a promotion to Division A for the next edition of the tournament (2020).

"I feel my international experience has given me more confidence to face the court globally and taught me how important communication on and off court with my team is," the 5-11 forward Suren said. "Playing internationally has also developed my friendship skills on and off the court, which I will help me have a good understanding with my teammates. I've been wanting to fly high in life and I think this is one step closer to my dreams of playing in one of the top basketball leagues in the future."

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