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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
PAVAN & BANSLEY
Together since: 2013 (3)
Heather Bansley is one of the longest serving Canadian beach
volleyball players having played at the 2007 FIVB U21 World
Championships with Dianne Burrows before spending most of her
career playing alongside Elizabeth Maloney, including the 2011 FIVB
World Championships in Rome. However her partner on this occasion
is one of the most celebrated Canadian professional volleyball players
in Sarah Pavan. The duo paired up at the start of 2013 and began
with a ninth-place finish at the Corrientes Grand Slam. The 26-year-
old Pavan was a four-time First Team All-American at the University
of Nebraska, with whom she won the 2006 NCAA title. Post-college
she played in a number of volleyball leagues and most recently won
the Brazilian League with Unilever. Pavan played for the Canadian
volleyball team and was leading scorer at the 2012 NORCECA
Olympic Qualification Tournament. She also won a silver medal in
beach volleyball at the Canadian U20 National Championships.
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2013
Rome
ITA
GS
25
2,750
2013
The Hague
NED GS
41
0
2013
Corrientes
ARG GS
9
5,500
CAN