Frances Minnema successfully completed her honours bachelor of arts degree with distinction in kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She was a finalist for the Outstanding Women of Laurier Award and a president of Women’s Athletics Association. She was presented with the Dean Esther Brandon Award for female contributing the most to athletics. The daughter of Rein and Femma Minnema, she will attend the University of Toronto for the master of health science program in the department of speech language pathology. She is a graduate of Glencoe District High School.