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THIRTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1985

THIRTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1985

Kobe, Japan - July 24 - August 4, 1985


University of Iowa's head mentor C. Vivian Stringer was assigned the task of directing the 1985 USA World University Games team. The team traveled to Kobe, Japan, looking to win the USA's third gold medal in World University Games action, but despite a strong showing, the U.S. team finished with the silver medal and a 5-1 record.

1985 Women
1985 USA Women's World University Games Team


1985 USA RESULTS (5-1)
USA 108 P. R. of Korea 81
USA 77 Yugoslavia 51
USA 77 Great Britain 36
USA 83 China 78
USA 85 Canada 61
USSR 87 USA 81

1985 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. Soviet Union (6-0) 6. Japan (3-3)
2. United States (5-1) 7. P. R. of Korea (2-4)
3. Yugoslavia (4-2) 8. Australia (1-5)
4. Canada (3-3) 9. Great Britain
(1-4)
5. China (4-2) 10. Hong Kong
(0-5)

The USA romped through its pool play, winning its first three games by an average margin of 31.3 points a game. Sending the People's Republic of Korea down to defeat, 108-81, Katrina McClain poured in 38 points (15-20 FGs, 8-11 FTs) and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Americans. One day later, the U.S. behind 16 points from McClain, 12 from Andrea Lloyd and 11 points from Kamie Ethridge, knocked off eventual bronze medalist Yugoslavia 77-51.

Great Britain managed to score just 13 points in the second half and the U.S. rolled to a 77-36 win as McClain again paced the U.S. scoring with 16 points, while Jennifer Gillom and Cindy Brown added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Led by Cindy Brown's 14 points and 13 points from Alisa Scott, five USA players scored in double digits as the U.S. recorded an 83-78 win over China to remain undefeated.

Having little trouble with Canada in the semifinals, the USA beat its neighbor to the north 85-61 as Rhonda Mikes tallied a team high 15 points, while Brown, Cheryl Cook, Gillom and McClain each accounted for 12 additional points.

Matching talents in the gold medal contest against also unbeaten Soviet Union, the USA battled but lost a tough decision, 87-81. The Americans, who trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half before mounting a comeback that fell short, were led by Gillom's 18 points, McClain added 15 and Brown finished with 14 points. Outrebounding the Soviet Union 30-23, the U.S. made 44.4 percent (28-69 FGs) of its shots from the floor, while the Soviets hit 54.7 percent (29-53 FGs) of its shots.

The team was led offensively by future Olympian McClain who finished averaging team highs of 17.3 ppg., 7.7 rpg. and 1.8 blocked shots a game, while Gillom averaged 12.8 ppg., and Brown posted averages of 11.0 ppg. and 5.8 rpg.

1985 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

 

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Cindy Brown
F
6-1
150
20
Long Beach State Portland, OR
Cheryl Cook
G
5-9
152
22
Cincinnati Indianapolis, IN
Kristen Cummings
F
6-2
160
22
Long Beach State San Diego, CA
Kamie Ethridge
G
5-5
125
21
Texas Lubbock, TX
Jennifer Gillom
C
6-3
175
21
Mississippi Abbeville, MS
Jennie Hall
G
5-9
140
24
Rutgers Norristown, PA
Andrea Lloyd
F
6-2
162
20
Texas Moscow, ID
Katrina McClain
F
6-1
178
20
Georgia Charleston, SC
Rhonda Mikes
G
5-7
135
20
Northwest Mississippi J. C. Chattanooga, TN
Chana Perry
C
6-4
185
18
Northeast Louisiana Los Angeles, CA
Alisa Scott
G
5-9
145
20
Mississippi Vicksburg, MS
Tresa Spaulding
C
6-7
185
21
Brigham Young Merridian, ID
HEAD COACH: C. Vivian Stringer, University of Iowa
ASSISTANT COACH: Sylvia Hatchell, Francis Marion College (SC)
MANAGER: Dana Craft, Southwest Texas State University
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Myron Gananian, Palo Alto, CA
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Kathy Friend, Boulder, CO

1985 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
ST
McClain 6
41- 65
.631
0- 0
.000
22- 42
.524
46/ 7.7
104/ 17.3
4
11
7
Gillom 6
33- 63
.524
0- 0
.000
11- 17
.647
22/ 3.7
77/ 12.8
3
5
7
Brown 6
28- 49
.571
0- 0
.000
10- 19
.526
35/ 5.8
66/ 11.0
3
8
15
Mikes 6
25- 44
.568
1- 1
1.000
3- 6
.500
3/ 0.5
54/ 9.0
5
0
4
Cook 6
20- 49
.408
0- 1
.000
6- 7
.857
16/ 2.7
46/ 7.7
16
0
10
Scott 6
19- 29
.655
0- 0
.000
4- 7
.571
10/ 1.7
42/ 7.0
8
1
9
Perry 6
14- 32
.438
0- 0
.000
10- 14
.714
22/ 3.7
38/ 6.3
3
1
2
Lloyd 6
16- 35
.457
0- 0
.000
4- 4
1.000
14/ 2.3
36/ 6.0
4
0
9
Ethridge 6
9- 27
.333
0- 1
.000
11- 16
.688
5/ 0.8
29/ 4.8
30
0
13
Cummings 5
2- 8
.250
0- 0
.000
5- 7
.714
10/ 2.0
9/ 1.8
5
1
0
Hall 4
2- 4
.500
0- 0
.000
1- 2
.500
1/ 0.3
5/ 1.3
0
0
2
Spaulding 5
2- 8
.250
0- 0
.000
1- 3
.333
6/ 1.2
5/ 1.0
1
2
4
USA 6
211-413
.511
1- 3
.333
88-144
.611
190/ 31.7
511/ 85.2
82
29
82
OPP. 6
139-325
.428
19- 67
.283
97-132
.735
112/ 18.7
394/ 65.7
73
20
47