athlete, summer olympics
Joyce (Douthwright) Slipp
When Canada’s first-ever women’s Olympic basketball team took to the Montreal forum court in 1976, it was lead by its captain, Moncton’s Joyce Douthwright Slipp. This was the fulfillment of just one of her sporting dreams. For she also dreamed of one day travelling the world as an elite athlete, qualifying for a spot on Canada’s national field hockey team, winning regional track medals, achieving world championships as a master’s level athlete, being selected as her university’s athlete of the year, and coaching successfully at the local, provincial, national and international levels. She is one of those very rare athletes who has achieved all of her dreams and has been able to live the life that she imagined – on the world’s basketball courts and field hockey pitches. Her successes are a self-portrait that has been autographed with excellence. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 6, 1992.
Participated in the World Women’s Basketball Championship in 1970, Pan-American Games in 1971 and the World Student Games in 1973
Captained the Canadian women’s basketball team at the 1976 Olympics
Canada’s top scorer at the World Student Games in 1973 Maritime field hockey all-star while playing for UNB
Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1999
Inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000