May 9, 2019 | Townsville Fire news

Canadian superstar set to join the JCU Fire in 2019/2020

Bridget Carleton will join the JCU Townsville Fire in the upcoming Chemist Warehouse WNBL Season, the 22 year old Canadian  formerly played with the Iowa State Cyclones and is part of the Canadian team.

The Canadian was the 21st draft in the WNBA this year and was picked up by the Connecticut  Suns, Carleton, a 6-foot-1 versatile star who solidified herself as one of the greatest players in Iowa State history, she collected several awards last season in leading the Cyclones to a 26-9 record and the second round of the NCAA tournament. She became the first Canadian to win the Cheryl Miller Award as the NCAA’s top small forward, plus was named the Big 12 player of the year.She rewrote the Cyclones record book, setting single-season marks for scoring, averaging 21.7 pionts per game, plus points scored (760), field goals made (254) and field goals attempted (543).

” I am so excited to begin my professional career with the JCU Townsville Fire. I’m looking forward to competing for a championship in the WNBL and I can’t wait to get to Australia to start working with my new coaches and teammates!” “

The addition of Carleton to our line puts us in a position to contend for the title and cements our back court as one of the best in the league. She’s a proven competitor both internationally and at the NCAA level. Her rise in the past 12 months has been incredible; I was told to keep an eye on her a few years ago by one of my former Canadian teammates and this proved to be a good tip!”  Head Coach Claudia Brassard

With the team well and truly coming together for the upcoming season, The JCU Townsville Fire are looking to chase their 4th Championship Title, having contested 4 Finals in just 6 seasons the JCU Townsville Fire continues to be a powerhouse in the WNBL.
Memberships for the upcoming season go on sale June 1, 2019.