Michelle Greco Invited To USA Basketball Trials
May 3, 2001
Colorado Springs, CO - UCLA basketball standout Michelle Greco (La Crescenta, CA/Crescenta Valley HS) has been invited by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee to attend the 2001 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials, which will be held May 18-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, CO.
Greco, a 5-9 junior guard, led the Pac-10 in scoring with a points-per-game average of 19.9 and also led the conference in free throw percentage with a .865 mark. The first-team All-Pac-10 selection finished the year ranked amongst the nation's Top 20 in scoring.
Among the 36 players invited to the Trials along with Greco are 2001 Naismith Player of the Year finalist Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt) and 1999 World University Games participant Ayana Walker (Louisiana Tech). Greco is one of 12 players who has had previous experience with USA Basketball, having participated in last year's USA Basketball Team Trials.
Following the trials, finalists will be selected for the 12-member 2001 USA Women's World University Games Team, which will be coached by University of Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. The final World University Games team will be named during the August 6-14 training camp, which will be held at the USOTC.
The World University Games, held every two years and organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), is a multi-sport competition open to men and women between the ages of 17 and 28 who are, or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. This summer the World University Games will be held Aug. 22-Sept. 1 in Beijing, China.
The full list of invitees are: Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt), Kerensa Barr (Missouri), Coretta Brown (North Carolina/), Niesha Butler (Georgia Tech), La'Neishea Caufield (Oklahoma), Courtney Coleman (Ohio State), Danielle Crockrom (Baylor), Cori Enghusen (Stanford), Chrissy Floyd (Clemson), Catrina Frierson (Louisiana Tech), Andrea Gardner (Howard), Teresa Geter (South Carolina), Michelle Greco (UCLA/LaCrescenta, CA), Caton Hill (Oklahoma), Andrea Lalum (Washington), Shelia Lambert (Baylor), Kara Lawson (Tennessee), Ashley McElhiney (Vanderbilt), Lindsey Meder (Iowa), Carisse Moody (North Carolina St,), Tamara Moore (Wisconsin), Mandy Nightingale (Colorado), Kim Ortega (Seward County C.C.), Loree Payne (Washington), Natalie Powers (Western Kentucky), Telisha Quarles (Virginia), Felicia Ragland (Oregon State), Jenny Roulier (Colorado), Aiysha Smith (Tyler J.C.), Jessie Stomski (Wisconsin), April Traylor (Florida State), Ayana Walker (Louisiana Tech), Deedee Warley (Maryland), Shaquala Williams (Oregon), Shereka Wright (Purdue), and Lindsey Yamasaki (Stanford).