Cheyanne RogerForward Cheyanne Roger of the Lancer women’s basketball team, a kinesiology major. Photo by Edwin Tam.

Getting to know Cheyanne Roger

This March, the University of Windsor is hosting the 2014 CIS Women’s Basketball Championships from March 14 to 16 at the St. Denis Centre. Over the course of the next three weeks, the Windsor Lancers will offer a sneak peak at members of the three-time defending champions and give you an inside look at these student-athletes.

Name: Cheyanne Roger

Jersey: #13

Position: Forward

Height: 6’3

Year: 1

Hometown: Etobicoke, ON

Major: Human Kinetics

Who or what is your favourite?

Athlete: Kevin Durant

Basketball team: Miami Heat

Television show: Grey’s Anatomy

Song: Too many to choose just one!

Disney movie: Mulan

Food: I love Indian food!

Candy: Skittles!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger, I wanted to be many things, from the classic doctor or dentist to an interior designer and WNBA player. I’ve been all over the place and I still am!

What was the last book you read?

I don’t read much because it’s difficult for me to find books I’m interested in. The last book I read would have been “The Hunger Games.”

What is your favourite Lancer moment?

My favourite Lancer moment happens after most games. I love receiving support and encouragement from the fans and supporters of the team. Being a first-year athlete has been more enjoyable because I’m able to feel at home due to the support.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment would have been making the Cadette and Junior national teams in 2011 and 2012. In my Cadette year I was the third best rebounder in the U16 world qualifiers and we won the bronze medal.

Who is your hero and why?

My mom and grandpa are my heroes. My sister and I were both brought up by them. It was tough for my mom to have to be both the mom and the dad, but she did an amazing job. My grandpa had to step in and has always been there for me and supported me. He is always able to bring me happiness no matter the situation. In brief, that is why they are my heroes.

What does being a Lancer mean to you?

Being a Lancer is an opportunity for growth and learning. It’s a mental and physical challenge. Being a Lancer means I have the privilege of representing the university and city. I also get to make all those who supported me on my journey proud.

To purchase tickets to the 2014 CIS Women’s Basketball Championships, please visit the Windsor Lancers website at