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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Bansley/Pavan




Canada’s Bansley/Pavan are the third-ranked team in the 2015 FIVB World Tour rankings heading into the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals. Bansley, 27 and 5-7 and Pavan, 29 and 6-5, have played in 29 FIVB World Tour events as a team with two silver medals, two bronze medals and eight fifth-place finishes. This year has been a banner season for the Canadian duo with silvers in Prague and Porec, bronze in back-to-back weeks in Gstaad and Yokohama as well as four fifth-place finishes, including a fifth at this year’s FIVB World Championships in the Netherlands. Their match record is 44-18.

Pavan lives in Kitchener where she is originally from and has played all 29 career FIVB World Tour events over the last three years with Bansley as her only teammate. Pavan was a four-time All-America at the University of Nebraska in the USA where she had a perfect 4.0 grade point average in Biochemistry and was a member of the Canadian National Team. Pavan is one of only four female athletes to ever accomplish the four-year All-America feat in volleyball (Kerri Walsh Jennings is one of the others) and Pavan was selected as the Player of the Year nationally in 2006. She has made a relatively quick transition to the beach and is the tallest regular on the FIVB World Tour. Pavan’s mother, Cindy, played on the Canadian National Team in 1978-79. Her father, Paul, was her volleyball coach for both her high school and club teams.

Bansley lives in Toronto, is originally from Port Severn and has played in 59 career FIVB World Tour events including 30 with Elizabeth Maloney. Bansley has also played in 10 NORCECA tournaments, earning two gold medals, one silver, two bronze medals and three fourth place finishes. Bansley won both of her NORCECA gold medals with Maloney and that pair also had a fifth place finish in the Pan American Games. Bansley also had a distinguished volleyball career before starting her beach career. Bansley has played in three FIVB World Championships, finishing 17th in the first two, with Maloney in 2011 in Rome, with Pavan in 2013 in Stare Jablonki, prior to this year’s fifth place finish with Pavan.

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