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Three former Utes lead Team Canada to Gold Medal at PanAm Games

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Utah women's basketball has had incredible success with pulling great players out of the great country of Canada. Three of the best Lady Utes of all time are Kim Smith, Michelle Plouffe, and Shona Thorburn - all Canadians. Those three ladies led the Canadian women's basketball team to the countries first ever gold medal at the Pan American Games this past week. Team Canada beat Team USA in the championship game 81-73. According the UtahUtes.com, Team Canada went 5-0 in the event with Smith averaging 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest during the tournament. Thorburn dished out 2.4 assists per contest, while Plouffe poured in 2.4 points a game for Team Canada.

Kim Smith has her No. 4 hanging from the rafters of the Huntsman Center. Her and Thorburn were on the Elite Eight team that were just a couple free throws away from the Final Four in 2006. Michelle Plouffe just finished her great Utah career a couple seasons ago.

Click here to go to UtahUtes.com to see the entire rundown of the former Utes and Team Canada's success.