Thursday, September 22, 2011

September Athlete of the Month: Whitney Genoway

Whitney Genoway

Birth date: 13/03/1986
Position: Driver
Height: 5’7’’
Handedness: Right
Canadian Club: Regina
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
Current Residence: Montreal, Quebec
Current Club: CAMO
Education: Current student in Materials Engineering at McGill University.
Years on the National Team: 5

Check her out on YouTube

Whitney started playing water polo at 11 years old, after speed swimming for 6 years. Her older sister Leslie played at the same pool as she swam. She became more and more curious about how much fun it would be to be swimming with a ball instead of just in between two lane ropes.
Coming up through the Regina Club system, Whitney played for Canada at the 2005 Junior World Championships and debuted with the senior team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Most recently, Whitney helped her team to a silver medal at the 2009 FINA World Aquatic Championships.
Her future goals include playing in the 2012 Olympics in London, and graduating from McGill in Materials Engineering

Career Highlights:

Silver Medal in 2007 Sr National Championships
Gold Medal in 2006 Sr National Championships
Silver Medal in 2006 Jr National Championships
Gold Medal in 2005 Jr National Championships

Alternate for the 2003 Jr National Championship Gold Medalists.
2004 Junior Pan Am Championships – 2nd
2005 Junior World Championships – 6th
2005 World League Super Final – 6th
2006 Commonwealth Games – 2nd
2009 World League Super Finals – 2nd
2009 FINA World Aquatic Championships – 2nd

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