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Green Invited To Trials For 2005 World University Games

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Release: May 10, 2005
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May 10, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Old Dominion forward Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) has been invited to the 2005 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials set to take place May 19-22 as the Collegiate Committee will look to announce its finalists for the 12-member USA World University Games Teams.

Green, a 2005 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookie team member, averaged 10.1 points and a team-leading 8.3 rebounds in her first season in a Lady Monarch uniform. Green appeared in all 31 games, making 24 starts.

Along with Green trials invitees eligible for only the World University Games Team include: Seimone Augustus (LSU / Baton Rouge, La.); Alison Bales (Duke / Dayton, Ohio); Kim Beck (George Washington / Fairburn, Ga.); Nikki Blue (UCLA / Bakersfield, Calif.); Lindsay Bowen (Michigan State / Dansville, Mich.); Jazz Covington (Louisville / Adel, Ga.); Monique Currie (Duke / Washington, D.C.); Jessica Davenport (Ohio State / Columbus, Ohio); Dee Davis (Vanderbilt / Cincinnati, Ohio); Candice Dupree (Temple / Tampa, Fla.); Megan Duffy (Notre Dame / Dayton, Ohio); Sylvia Fowles (LSU / Miami, Fla.); Erin Grant (Texas Tech / Arlington, Texas); Tiffany Green (Old Dominion / Cheaspeake, Va.); Kiera Hardy (Nebraska / Kansas City, Mo.); Brandie Hoskins (Ohio State / Dayton, Ohio); Tiffany Jackson (Texas / Dallas, Texas); Helen Johnson (Gulf Coast C.C. / Milwaukee, Wis.); Ivory Latta (North Carolina / McConnells, S.C.); Camille Little (North Carolina / Winston-Salem, N.C.); Shaquina Mosley (Central Arizona College / Lancaster, Calif.); Eshaya Murphy (USC / Van Nuys, Calif.): Shawntinice Polk (Arizona / Hanford, Calif.); Cappie Pondexter (Rutgers / Chicago, Ill.); Armintie Price (Mississippi / Blue Mountain, Miss.); Noelle Quinn (UCLA / Los Angeles, Calif.): Leah Rush (Oklahoma / Amarillo, Texas); Liz Shimek (Michigan State / Empire, Mich.); Brooke Smith (Stanford / San Anselmo, Calif.); Wanisha Smith (Duke / Upper Marlboro, Md.); Tiffany Stansbury (North Carolina State / Philadelphia, Pa.); Emily Westerberg (Arizona State / Greenacres, Wash.); and Lisa Willis (UCLA / Long Beach, Calif.).

Accepting invites to the 2005 Trials and eligible for selection for either the Under-19 or World University Games teams are: Jolene Anderson (Wisconsin / Port Wing, WI); Nicky Anosike (Tennessee / Staten Island, N.Y.); Essence Carson (Rutgers / Paterson, N.J.); Quianna Chaney (LSU / Baton Rouge, La.); Crystal Langhorne (Maryland / Willingboro, N.J.); Erlana Larkins (North Carolina / Riviera Beach, Fla.); Camille LeNoir (USC / Los Angeles, Calif.); Samantha Mahoney (Kentucky / West Bloomfield, Mich.); Lindsey Pluimer (UCLA / San Clemente, Calif.); Erica White (LSU / Jacksonville, Fla.); Khadijah Whittington (North Carolina State / Roanoke, Va.); Candice Wiggins (Stanford / Poway, Calif.); and Sharnee' Zoll (Virginia / Philadelphia, Pa.).

Kathy Delaney-Smith of Harvard University (Mass.) has been named head coach of the 2005 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team, and Pokey Chatman from Louisiana State University and Cathy Inglese of Boston College (Mass.) have been named as assistant coaches. 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, 1977 and December 31, 1987), who are, or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university.

The 2005 World University Games will be held Aug. 11-21 in Imzir, Turkey. A total of 21 teams will compete in the 2005 Women's World University Games. The teams have been divided into four preliminary pools, three pools consisting of five teams and one pool consisting of six teams. The U.S. is in Pool B with China, Czech Republic, Poland, and South Africa.

The USA women have enjoyed outstanding success in the World University Games and have earned 12 medals in 13 appearances, including five golds, six silvers and one bronze medal, and have compiled an overall record of 75-15 (.833 winning percentage) since beginning World University Games play in 1973. USA Basketball last sent a squad to the 2001 World University Games, where the U.S. ran off to a 7-1 record and clinched the gold medal in Beijing, China. USA Basketball did not send a team to the last World University Games in 2003.

Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a non-profit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions.

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