May 29, 2019
TORONTO (U SPORTS)– U SPORTS announced Wednesday its Team Canada delegation for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy. Cougars Athletics and Recreation Director Karla Karch, will be the team's Operations Manager for the summer.
Canada will compete in 12 sports, including athletics, basketball (men and women), diving, fencing, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), soccer (women only), swimming, table tennis, taekwando, rugby sevens (men and women), volleyball (men and women) and water polo (women only). All teams were selected in partnership with each respective National Sports Organization (NSO) or are being managed by the U SPORTS national office.
The full delegation totals over 300 including student-athletes, coaches, staff, and medical personnel.
"The Mission Staff is looking forward to delivering a great experience for our Canadian delegation," said Team Canada Chef de Mission Ari Grossman. "Representing Canada at any sporting event is a huge honour and responsibility and we are pleased to welcome all team members and congratulate them on this exciting accomplishment."