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Jessica ClemençonForward Jessica Clemençon of the Lancer women’s basketball team, a master’s student of human kinetics. Photo by Edwin Tam.

Getting to know Jessica Clemençon

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 week, 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: Jessica Clemençon

Jersey: #11

Position: Forward

Height: 6’3

Year: 5

Hometown: St. Rambert, France

Major: Masters in Human Kinetics

Who or what is your favourite?

Athlete: LeBron James

Basketball team: Miami Heat

Television show: At the moment, Suits

Song: Il y a, by Jean Jacques Goldman

Disney movie: The Lion King

Food: Emily Prévost’s baked apples and caramel sauce! Shhhhhh the recipe is a secret.

Candy: Chocolate over candy

Author: Bernard Werber

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

I wanted to be a teacher like my mom.

What was the last book you read?

7 ans après by Guillaume Musso.

What is your favourite Lancer moment?

Winning the CIS final in Windsor with the St. Denis being packed. It was a really great atmosphere with the party army cheering away and all the fans being there.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Winning the European Championship with the under 20 French national team in Poland, although being the CIS female athlete of the year is pretty close second.

Who is your hero and why?

My dad. I admire all of his hard work and dedication to his family.

What does being a Lancer mean to you?

It means representing the city that has given me a lot but also bringing a European touch to it. It’s always great to compete and try to give back to the fans that give us already so much. I’m really glad I got to be part of this for the past five years and the community has a lot do with it.

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