Team Canada

Melanie Hawtin

  • Melanie Hawtin

    Resides: Oakville, Ont.
    Birthplace: Hamilton, Ont.
    Born: July 20, 1988
    Height: 4'8”
    Occupation: Athlete
    Twitter: @MelanieHawtin

    Club Team: National Academy / Burlington Vipers
    Coaches: Bill Johnson
    National Team: 2014-Present
    Began Wheelchair Basketball: 2012
    Classification: 1.0

    Melanie HawtinBiography

    Melanie Hawtin was once on the fast track to a promising career as a wheelchair racer. A native of Oakville, Ont., Hawtin started racing as a child and quickly became a decorated athlete within the sport with hopes of representing Canada at the Paralympic Games.

    That dream was put on hold after surgery forced her to take a hiatus from the track. It was during that hiatus that Hawtin started playing wheelchair basketball. She began competing with the Burlington Vipers club before going on to represent Ontario at the women’s national championship in 2013.

    As a former competitive track athlete, speed is Hawtin’s greatest asset and she quickly outmanoeuvres her opponents up and down the basketball court.

    She ultimately drew the attention of the National Team program and made the Senior Women’s National Team in 2014.

    “It is a big honour to be able to get the chance to represent your country and to be able to work with the best athletes in the world,” says Hawtin.

    When she is not training with the National Team, Hawtin is busy honing her skills at the wheelchair basketball National Academy in Toronto.

    Off the basketball court, Hawtin spends time with family and has a genuine love for fashion.

    Interesting Facts

    • Paralympic track star Chantal Petitclerc is one of her role models

    Awards / Highlights

    • She competed in three world junior championships in track

    Major International Competition

    Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
    Paralympic Games: 0 0 0 0 -
    World Championships: 1 1 ('14) 0 0 -



     World Championships

    Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
    M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
    2014 7 76 10:53 2/6 33 0/0 - 1/1 100 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 7 2 5 0.7
    TOTAL 7 76 10:53 2/6 33 0/0 - 1/1 100 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 7 2 5 0.7

    : GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots; PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game

    Competitive Experience

    Level Team Location Year(s)
    International Team Canada (Sr. Women) Canada 2014-Present
    Club (domestic) National Academy Canada 2013-Present
    Club (domestic) Burlington Vipers Ontario 2012-Present

    Career Notes

    2014: 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)... 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 12th place at CWBL National Championship with the Burlington Vipers in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 5th place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Ontario in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)…

    2013: 6th place at CWBL Women's Championship with Team Ontario in Longueuil, Que. (domestic)...

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