World University Games Team Begins Practice
Aug. 2, 2001
Colorado Springs - The 2001 USA Basketball Women'sWorld University Games Team, a squad comprised of top college players, willbegin training on Aug. 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo. for the 2001 WorldUniversity Games that will be played Aug. 22 - Sept. 1 in Beijing, China.The six-day training camp will run through Aug. 11 and will be held at theU.S. Olympic Training Center's Sports Center I. Additionally, the U.S.squad is slated to compete in a four-team round-robin tournament in ChinaAug. 14-16 versus World University Games teams from Australia, Canada andChina.
The two players who will vie for the 12th and final roster spot are:Tamara Moore (Wisconsin / Minneapolis, Minn.) and Lindsey Yamasaki(Stanford / Oregon City, Ore.) Recently, Loree Payne (Washington / Havre,Mont.), who was named as a finalist following the Trials, informed USABasketball she would not be able to attend training camp due to tendinitisin her foot.
Following four days of trials at the May 19-22 USA Basketball Women's Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., 11 players were named to the 2001 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team. An additional three were named as finalists for the 12th roster spot that will be selected by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee after practice sessions on Aug.8.
Featuring three players with prior USA Basketball team experience, thelist of 11 finalists for the USA Women's World University Games Teamincludes: Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt / Vancouver, Wash.), Cori Enghusen(Stanford / Bothell, Wash.), Chrissy Floyd (Clemson / Laurens, S.C.), CatonHill (Oklahoma / Ada, Okla.), Kara Lawson (Tennessee / Alexandria, Va.),Ashley McElhiney (Vanderbilt / Gleason, Tenn.), Carisse Moody (NorthCarolina State / Rocky Mount, N.C.), Jenny Roulier (Colorado / Englewood,Colo.), Ayana Walker (Louisiana Tech / Houston, Texas), Shaquala Williams(Oregon / Portland, Ore.), and Shereka Wright (Purdue / Copperas Cove, Texas).
Ryan will be assisted by University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder andEast Carolina University (N.C.) head coach Dee Stokes.
Training camp opens Monday, Aug. 6 with a session from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (alltimes MDT). The U.S. will train twice a day on Aug. 7, 8 and 10, from9:00-11:00 a.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m., and will conduct a single practicesession on Aug. 9 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. The USA's Colorado Springstraining concludes on Aug. 11 with an 8:00-10:00 a.m. practice. All of theAmericans' training sessions will be held at Sports Center I and will beopen to credentialed media only.
The USA team's preparation continues with a four-team round-robintournament in Zhangjiagang, China, from Aug. 14-16. The American squadwill face Australia on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7:00 p.m., Canada on Wednesday,Aug. 15 at 7:00 p.m., and will conclude pre-World University Games actionagainst China on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8:45 p.m.. All games times are local.
The 2001 World University Games is expected to feature 19 teams that havebeen divided into four preliminary round pools. The United States is inPool B with Canada, Japan and South Africa. The U.S. squad openscompetition on Aug. 22 facing South Africa at 11:00 a.m., then meets Canadaon Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m., and concludes preliminary play against Japan onAug. 25 at 7:00 p.m. Tournament quarterfinals play gets underway Aug. 27,with semifinals being conducted Aug. 30 and the medal games being held Aug.31. All times are local Beijing time which is 12 hours ahead of EDT.
Three players with USA Basketball experience return this summer. Andersonwas a member of both the gold medal winning 2000 USA R. William Jones Cupand the 2000 USA Basketball Women's Select Team. Anderson also played withLawson on the bronze medal winning 1998 USA Basketball Women's World YouthGames Team. Additionally, Walker played for USA Basketball's silver medalwinning 1999 World University Games Team.
The World University Games, held every two years and organized by theInternational University Sports Federation (FISU), is a multi-sportcompetition open to men and women between the ages of 17 and 28 (bornbetween Jan. 1, 1973 and Dec. 31, 1983) and who are, or have been withinthe past year, a student at a college or university. The USA Women haveenjoyed outstanding success in the World University Games and have earned11 medals in 12 appearances, including four golds, six silvers and onebronze medal, and have compiled an overall record of 68-14 (82.9 winningpercentage) since beginning World University Games play in 1973. In thelast competition, which was held in 1999 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the U.S. finished with a 4-2 record and the silver medal. The USA Women last earned the World University Games gold in Sicily in 1997.
2001 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team Roster
NAME POS HGT WGT DOB YOG SCHOOL / HOMETOWNChantelle Anderson C 6-6 185 01/22/81 2003 Vanderbilt / Vancouver, WACori Enghusen C 6-7 170 04/08/80 2002 Stanford / Bothell, WAChrissy Floyd G 5-9 134 08/04/81 2003 Clemson / Laurens, SCCaton Hill F 6-1 185 01/11/81 2003 Oklahoma / Ada, OKKara Lawson G 5-8 160 02/14/81 2003 Tennessee / Alexandria, VAAshley McElhiney G 5-5 133 07/16/81 2003 Vanderbilt / Gleason, TNCarisse Moody F 6-1 180 09/15/81 2003 North Carolina State / Rocky Mount, NCJenny Roulier G 5-9 150 10/16/79 2002 Colorado / Englewood, COAyana Walker C 6-2 148 09/10/79 2002 Louisiana Tech / Houston, TXShaquala Williams G 5-6 135 04/14/80 2002 Oregon / Portland, ORShereka Wright F 5-11 155 09/21/81 2004 Purdue / Copperas Cove, TX
Finalists for the 12th roster position:Tamara Moore G 5-11 165 04/11/80 2002 Wisconsin / Minneapolis, MN# Lindsey Yamasaki G/F 6-1 160 06/02/80 2003 Stanford / Oregon City, OR
Head Coach: Debbie Ryan, University of VirginiaAssistant Coach: Lisa Bluder, University of IowaAssistant Coach: Dee Stokes, East Carolina University (NC)Team Physician: Christopher Kaeding, Ohio State UniversityAthletic Trainer: Jeff Kawaguchi, University of Virginia
# Applied for a medical waiver during the trials.
2001 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team Training Schedule
USA Training - Colorado Springs, Colorado
(U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center I)
Monday, August 6 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, August 7 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, August 8 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Thursday, August 9 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Practice
Friday, August 10 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Saturday, August 11 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Practice
Team travels to Chicago
Sunday, August 12 Team travels to China
USA Training - Zhangjiagang, China
Tuesday, August 14 7:00 p.m. USA vs. Australia
Wednesday, August 15 7:00 p.m. USA vs. Canada
Thursday, August 16 8:45 p.m. USA vs. China
USA Training - Beijing, China
Saturday, August 18 TBD Practice
Sunday, August 19 TBD Practice
Monday, August 20 TBD Practice
Tuesday, August 21 TBD Practice
2001 World University Games - Beijing, China
Wednesday, August 22 11:00 a.m. USA vs. S. Africa
Thursday, August 23 8:30 a.m. Canada vs. USA
Friday, August 24 TBD Practice
Saturday, August 25 7:00 p.m. Japan vs. USA
Sunday, August 26 TBD Practice
Monday, August 27 TBD Quarterfinals
Tuesday, August 28 TBD Quarterfinals
Wednesday, August 29 TBD Quarterfinals
Thursday, August 30 TBD Semifinals
Friday, August 31 TBD Finals
Saturday, September 1 Team returns to the United States