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BB | Ravens Basketball mourns passing of Rosie Warden

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OTTAWA, Ontario — With great sadness, the Ravens Basketball community mourns the passing of former student-athlete Rosie Warden.

Warden was a highly decorated Raven during her career in the late 90s into the early 2000s. She was a two-time Team MVP in 97/98 and 98/98, and was named an OUA All-Star in back to back seasons in 98/99 and 99/00, while also being crowned the OUA Defensive Player of the Year in 2000. Warden has also been recognized by her hometown for her achievements as a Raven, taking home an Ottawa Sport Award for basketball in 2000. Warden graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Assistant Vice President of Recreation and Athletics Jennifer Brenning says Warden will be deeply missed by the Ottawa basketball community, in which she was actively involved.

“She was a remarkable person who represented the University so incredibly well and gave back so much to our community. My deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and those touched by her involvement in our community.”

Ravens Director of Basketball Operations Dave Smart says the Ottawa basketball community was blessed to have been impacted by Warden’s passion and care.

“Rosie was obviously a huge part of the turn around of our women’s basketball program, but what I will remember most is what a wonderful, caring mother she was to all her children. She had a special relationship with each of them, and she gave so much of herself to her own kids and the kids in our community. It’s impossible to replace that level of love and caring. The community will miss her greatly.”