Stephanie Shea

On the Court

Stephanie had a very successful playing career where she excelled at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Stephanie was the leading scorer and was named team MVP in her senior year. She was awarded the University of Waterloo Athletics Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. While playing for the University of Waterloo, she was named a four-time Academic All-Canadian, Canadian Interuniversity Sport and was on the Dean's Honours List all four years of University. In high school, she attended Little Flower Academy where she lead her team to two second place finishes at the BC AA Provincials and was named to the tournament All-Star team. She was also awarded tournament MVP and won the BC Catholics High School Championships back-to-back years. In high school she was named top 3 finalists for the SportBC's High School Female Athlete of the Year and received numerous All-Stars at various tournaments.

Stephanie has always been a leader and involved with coaching basketball. She has previously coached at the Jerome Outreach Society, a community outreach program for at-risk kids and has previously coached at other club programs.

Off the Court

Stephanie graduated from the University of Waterloo where she received Honours for her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree and was named to the Dean's list all four years at Waterloo. Upon graduation, Stephanie moved back to Vancouver and completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is currently working as a Research Coordinator for SCOPE (Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement) at BC Children's Hospital. SCOPE is an initiative that partners with communities across BC to promote healthy weights in kids. Stephanie is also a volunteer as the KidSport Vancouver's newsletter editor.

"I love New Heights's mission of empowering female athletes through the sport of basketball. I am a big believer that sport promotes valuable life skills: teamwork, confidence, drive, mental toughness, responsibility, and a sense of humour & fun! Basketball has had such a big impact in my life, so I'm excited to coach a great group of girls and for the opportunity to develop my coaching skills."