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Arguably the best women’s basketball player to have worn a University of Regina Cougar uniform and one of the top athletes in Cougar Athletics history is being recognized by the Canada West conference.
Cymone Bouchard (now known as Bernauer) was a part of the team from 1999-2004. In that time, Bouchard had 1,439 points in 96 conference games and was part of two historic Regina teams including the 2001 season when the Cougars claimed their only national title. She was also named MVP of the national tournament.
In 2003-2004, Bouchard was not only the conference player of the year, but the national player of the year as she led the Cougars to a silver medal at the national championship.
She had an average of 22.2 points per game in 2002-03 along with winning team MVP in 2002-03 and 2003-04. In that 2003-2004 season, she was named the U of R’s female athlete of the year. She was put into the University of Regina Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Bouchard joins former Regina Ram Jason Clermont and former U of R director of athletics Dick White as members of Cougar Athletics in the Canada West Hall of Fame.