Cori Enghusen & Lindsey Yamasaki Invited To The USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials

May 7, 2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Stanford University juniors Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) and Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) have both accepted invitations to the 2001 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee. The committee will select finalists for the 12-member 2001 USA Women's World University Games Team following the four-day Trials which will be held May 18-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs.

The 2001 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials will begin Friday, May 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (all times MST). Sessions will follow from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-7:00 p.m on Sunday, May 20, and the Trials will conclude on Monday, May 21 with a session from 8:00-10:00 a.m. 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 (born between January 1, 1973 and December 31, 1983), 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 2001 World University Games women's basketball competition, currently featuring squads from 20 countries, has been divided into four preliminary round pools. The United States has been placed in Pool B and will face Canada, Ireland, Japan and South Africa in the preliminary round. University of Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan will serve as head coach of the 2001 U.S. squad and she will be assisted by University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder and East Carolina University (N.C.) head coach Dee Stokes. The final 12-member team will be named during the August 6-14 training camp which will be held at the USOTC.

Enghusen is coming off the finest season of her collegiate career. The 6-foot-7 center averaged 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 30 appearances off the bench. She also ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 1.27 blocked shots per game, and her 38 blocks during the 2000-01 season is the seventh best single season total in Stanford history. She scored career-highs of 14 points in back-to-back NCAA Tournament games against George Washington and Oklahoma, and tied a school record with six blocks in the Oklahoma contest. Enghusen's career averages are 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds.

The 6-foot-1 Yamasaki, who has participated in past USA Basketball Team Trials, was an Honorable Mention All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in 2000-01. She averaged 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 20 games overall (8 starts), and 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per conference contest. The guard/forward ranked second in the conference in both 3-point percentage (42.5) and free throw percentage (82.2), seventh in 3's per game (1.70) and 15th in scoring (12.4 per game). She made nine 3-pointers on Feb. 24 at Washington, which ranks as the second highest single game total in both Stanford and Pac-10 history. Yamasaki's career averages are 11.4 points, which ranks 13th in Stanford history, and 4.6 rebounds.

The other invitees are: Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt / Vancouver, Wash.), Kerensa Barr (Missouri /West Plains, Mo.), Coretta Brown (North Carolina / Statesboro, Ga.), Niesha Butler (Georgia Tech / New York, N.Y.), La'Neishea Caufield (Oklahoma / Ada, Okla.), Courtney Coleman (Ohio State / Cincinnati, Ohio), Danielle Crockrom (Baylor / Houston, Texas), Chrissy Floyd (Clemson /Laurens, S.C.), Catrina Frierson (Louisiana Tech / Vicksburg, Miss.), Andrea Gardner (Howard / Washington, D.C.), Teresa Geter (South Carolina /Columbia, S.C.), Michelle Greco (UCLA / LaCrescenta, Calif.), Caton Hill (Oklahoma / Ada, Okla.), Andrea Lalum (Washington / Bozeman, Mont.), Shelia Lambert (Baylor / Seattle, Wash.), Kara Lawson (Tennessee / Alexandria,Va.), Ashley McElhiney (Vanderbilt / Gleason, Tenn.), Lindsey Meder (Iowa /Solon, Iowa), Carisse Moody (North Carolina State / Rocky Mount, N.C.), Tamara Moore (Wisconsin / Minneapolis, Minn.), Mandy Nightingale (Colorado/ Sapulpa, Okla.), Kim Ortega (Seward County C.C. / Logandale, Nev.), Loree Payne (Washington / Havre, Mont.), Natalie Powers (Western Kentucky /Owensboro, Ky.), Telisha Quarles (Virginia / Louisa, Va.), Felicia Ragland (Oregon State / Tulare, Calif.), Jenny Roulier (Colorado / Englewood,Colo.), Aiysha Smith (Tyler J.C. / Detroit, Mich.), Jessie Stomski (Wisconsin / Oakdale, Minn.), April Traylor (Florida State / Martinsville, Ind.), Ayana Walker (Louisiana Tech / Houston, Texas), Deedee Warley (Maryland / Ft. Washington, Md.), Shaquala Williams (Oregon / Portland, Ore.) and Shereka Wright (Purdue / Copperas Cove, Texas).

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