Jodi Evans (WBB | Student-athlete)
NAME: Jodi Evans
SPORT: Women's basketball
YEARS ACTIVE: 1987-91
1989 CIAU national champion
Four-time Canada West champion
Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University
1990-91 CIAU Player of the Year
1996 Olympian (Atlanta)
Regarded as one of the finest all-around student-athletes in conference history, Jodi Evans was an academic and basketball star over five years at the University of Calgary.
Between 1987 and 1991, Evans earned four Canada West all-star honours and helped the Dinos to four straight conference banners between 1988 and 1991. From October 28, 1988 to March 10, 1990, Evans was part of Calgary's remarkable 69-game winning streak, which included an undefeated 1988-89 season capped by the Dinos winning the 1989 CIAU national championship.
"We had such a strong team and it really was a team. We had great individual players, but just they we all played together and leveraged each other's strengths was just fantastic. We'd been together for a long time and we did things people didn't think a University of Calgary team could do," recalled Evans.
"Those were very fond years for me."
Evans ended her university career in 1991 by being named Canada West and CIAU Player of the Year when she led the conference in scoring (20.7 PPG), assists (7.65 APG), and rebounds (14.5 RPG). That season she was also named the University of Calgary's Female Athlete of the Year, along with the top female athlete in all of Calgary.
Following her graduation from the University of Calgary, she went on to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning her PhD in Management Studies.
On the international stage, Evans competed for the Canadian national team for eight years (1988-96), culminating with an appearance at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
In 2006, Evans was inducted in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. She is currently a partner with Deloitte based out of Vancouver.
Written by Evan Daum.