Lynn Polson

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Year Inducted 2016
Category Athlete
Sport Basketball


Lynn grew up in St Catharines and attended Governor Simcoe High School where she played many sports, including basketball.
Lynn went on to play basketball at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke Quebec. In her four years at Bishop’s, Lynn’s basketball team won the CIAU Championship twice and came second in the other two years.
During her years at Bishop’s, Lynn made the CIAU All-Canadian basketball team three times and was also selected as the MVP of the CIAU basketball tournament on two occasions.
Lynn was also the Bishop’s University Woman Athlete of the Year for three successive years.
After University Lynn was one of the first women from Canada to play in Europe. She played in the German Bundesliga.
Lynn also played point guard for the Canadian National basketball team for eight years.
During those eight years, the Canadian women’s basketball team was very successful. Lynn’s team won the World University Championships three times, won medals at two Pan Am Games, won a medal at the 1986 World Championships and placed fourth at the 1984 Olympics.
Lynn and her husband, Doug, moved back to St. Catharines eight years ago, when one of their sons started to play hockey for the Niagara Ice Dogs. In fact, both of their sons, Freddie and Dougie, went on to play for the Niagara Ice Dogs.


  • Governor Simcoe Grad – played all sports (Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey, Track and Field)
  • OFSSA High Jump
  • OFFSA Basketball Silver Medalist 1979-1980
  • 1981– Ontario Provincial Team/Jr.National Team
  • 1981 – 1988 Canadian National Team
  • 1980-1984 Bishop’s University Gaiters
  • 1985-1987 Porz/Hennef German Bundesliga (All star)
  • 1980 and 1982 CIAU Silver Medalists
  • 1981-82 2nd Team All Canadian
  • 1982-83 and 1983-84 CIAU Champions
  • 1982- 83 MVP CIAU Tournament
  • 1982-83 1st Team All Canadian
  • 1983-84 Co MVP CIAU Tournament
  • 1983-84 1st Team All Canadian
  • Three time Bishop’s Woman Athlete of the Year 1982, 1983, 1984
  • RBC Wall of Distinction 2000 – 1982-83 and 1983-84 Teams
  • RBC Wall of Distinction 2004 – Inducted as individual
  • 1988 Pre Olympic Tournament Malaysia


  • World University Championships 1981, 1983, 1985
  • Pan American Games 1983, 1987 (Bronze)
  • 1982 Gold Jones Cup Taiwan
  • 1984 Pre Olympic Tournament Bronze
  • 1984 Olympic Team 4th Place
  • 1986 World Championships (Bronze) Co Captain
  • 1987 Russia Canada Series MVP
  • 1987 Hungary Invitational (Gold) All Star Team
  • 1987 Czechlosovakia Invitational
  • 1988 Canada Tournament (Gold) All Star Team