Team Ontario standouts receive Hazel Miner Award

Ontario Basketball recognized two members of Team Ontario as recipients of the 2018 Hazel Miner Award, U15 Girls Jadyn Weltz and U17 Girls Andrea Dodig. The annual award is presented to a female athlete from the U15 and U17 Girls Team Ontario programs who uphold the finest qualities of sport in their pursuit of athletic excellence.

U15 Hazel Miner recipient Jadyn Weltz with Team Ontario head coach Gord Everett

Jadyn Weltz played a key role in the U15 Girls silver medal at the Canada Basketball National Championships this past summer in New Brunswick.

Weltz played in all five games averaging 7.0 points per game, 2.8 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game. The Timmins standout earned high praise from U15 Team Ontario head coach Gord Everett.

“Jadyn embodies what it means to be an excellent teammate in how she carries herself both on and off the court. Despite her competitive nature, Jadyn maintains a high-level of sportsmanship and treats her teammates and opponents with dignity and respect.”

“She leads by example by working hard in every drill and helps her teammates push themselves in order to maximize their court time and realize their own potential. Jadyn embraces challenges with open arms and seeks feedback about how to better herself.”


U17 Hazel Miner recipient Andrea Dodig with Team Ontario head coach Fabienne Blizzard

Andrea Dodig was an instrumental part of the U17 Girls gold medal win at the 2018 Canada Basketball National Championships, also in New Brunswick. Dodig averaged 8.2 points per game, 2.2 assists per game, and finished second in the tournament in steals, averaging 3.0 steals per game. Head coach Fabienne Blizzard spoke highly of the Bolton native for her efforts with the provincial team.

“Andrea demonstrated great leadership and communication skills, and she was the perfect teammate who ensured that we were inclusive and connected on and off the court. She has an amazing work ethic and she is incredibly deserving of this award.”

Dodig also garnered recognition at Nationals as she was named a First Team All-Star.

Dodig enters her final season in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) as a guard for Caledon Basketball Academy.

Ontario Basketball congratulates both recipients, who exemplify all the qualities and skills that personify the Hazel Miner Award and demonstrate what it means to play for Team Ontario.

Weltz and Dodig join a long list of accomplished Hazel Miner Award winners, including NCAA veteran, Bridget Carleton, and WNBA standout, Kia Nurse, who won the award back to back in 2010 and 2011.