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1983 USA Women's World University Games Team

TWELFTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1983

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Edmonton, Canada July 1-11, 1983


For just the second time in five World University Games competitions, the USA women claimed gold at the World University Games.

1983 USA RESULTS (5-1) 
USA 134 Hong Kong 23
USA 74 France 58
USA 86 F. R. Germany 71
Romania 85 USA 71
USA 86 Yugoslavia 85
USA 83 Romania 61

1983 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. United States (5-1) 7. Spain (2-5)
2. Romania (6-1) 8. France (1-6)
3. Yugoslavia (6-1) 9. Japan (2-5)
4. China (3-4) 10. Great Britain (2-3)
5. F. R. of Germany (4-3) 11. Hong Kong
(0-4)
6. Canada (4-3)

The 1983 U.S. World University Games team, under the direction of Jill Hutchinson of Illinois State, ventured to Edmonton, Canada, armed with a balanced attack. The USA squad returned home with a 5-1 record and the gold medal, the first World University Games gold medal for the USA women since 1979.

Boasting of a potent offense that averaged 89.0 points a game, and one that featured four players averaging double figures in scoring, the '83 USA team was led by Joyce Walker (LSU), 13.8 ppg., Deborah Temple Lee (Delta State), 13.5 ppg., Mary Ostrowski (Tennessee), 12.0 ppg., and Carol Menken-Schaudt (Oregon State), 11.0 ppg.

Opening against an overmatch team from Hong Kong, the U.S. stormed to a 134-23 victory. Hong Kong shot just 16.2 (11-68) from the field, and was outrebounded by the USA by a whopping 75-13 margin. Walker led the U.S. scoring effort with 26 points and Lori Scott added 22 more. France proved more competitive, but the U.S., behind 15 points from Annette Smith, rolled to a 74-58 victory. Germany fell to the Americans 86-71 as Walker and Menken-Schaudt scored 16 and 15 points each.

Standing 3-0, the U.S. suffered a major upset, falling to Romania, 85-71. With its medal hopes alive only as long as the U.S. won its remaining games, the American team bounced back and squeezed past highly regarded Yugoslavia, 86-85, as Menken-Schaudt scored 25 points and Ostrowski added 16 points and eight rebounds to pace the United States.

The victory over Yugoslavia advanced the Americans to the gold medal game, where they faced Romania for the second time. In front of a sold-out crowd reported to number 8,700, the Americans dominated play in the second half and rallied to overcome the Romanians, 83-61. Trailing 42-36 at halftime, the U.S. outscored Romania 47-19 in the second half and cruised to the 83-61 victory and the gold medal. The U.S. was led to its win by Deborah Temple Lee's 24 points and eight rebounds, and by Shelia Collins' 13 points on five-of-six shooting from the field.

1983 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER
NAME POS HGT
WGT
AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Cathy Boswell F 5-11
170
20 Illinois State Joliet, IL
Shelia Collins G 5-9
154
20 Tennessee Colbert, GA
Lea Henry G 5-4
115
21 Tennessee Damascus, GA
Trudi Lacey F 5-10
136
24 North Carolina State Clifton Forge, VA
Monica Lamb C 6-5
175
18 Houston Houston, TX
Deborah Temple Lee G 5-10
148
21 Delta State Clarksdale, MS
Carol Menken-Schaudt C 6-5
175
25 Oregon State Jefferson, OR
Mary Ostrowski F 6-2
160
21 Tennessee Parkersburg, WV
Lori Scott F 5-10
148
21 Louisiana Tech Jackson, MS
Annette Smith F 5-11
148
20 Texas Bay City, TX
Tresa Spaulding C 6-7
176
18 Brigham Young Meridian, ID
Joyce Walker G 5-9
143
21 Louisiana State University Seattle, WA
HEAD COACH: Jill Hutchinson, Illinois State University
ASSISTANT COACH: Sylvia Rhyne-Hatchell, Francis Marion College (SC)
MANAGER: Barbara Gill, Johnson County Community College (KS)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Donna Cooper, University of Georgia

1983 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
*AST
*ST
Walker 6
36- 51
.706
11- 15
.733
13/ 2.2
83/ 13.8
8
8
Temple Lee 6
33- 66
.500
15- 21
.714
30/ 5.0
81/ 13.5
2
9
Ostrowski 6
30- 51
.588
12- 16
.750
38/ 6.3
72/ 12.0
8
2
Menken-Schaudt 6
23- 35
.657
20- 39
.513
36/ 6.0
66/ 11.0
8
4
Smith 6
19- 38
.500
17- 27
.630
16/ 2.7
55/ 9.2
4
7
Collins 6
21- 42
.500
4- 6
.667
12/ 2.0
46/ 7.7
4
6
Henry 6
15- 37
.405
2- 4
.500
10/ 1.7
32/ 5.3
17
12
Boswell 6
12- 28
.429
4- 5
.800
21/ 3.5
28/ 4.7
7
6
Scott 6
11- 15
.733
6- 7
.857
14/ 2.3
28/ 4.7
3
2
Lamb 6
9- 19
.474
1- 3
.333
11/ 1.8
19/ 3.2
0
0
Lacey 6
5- 20
.250
4- 4
1.000
9/ 1.5
14/ 2.3
8
2
Spaulding 6
3- 7
.429
4- 4
1.000
12/ 2.0
10/ 1.7
0
0
USA TOTALS 6
217-409
.531
100-151
.662
222/ 37.0
534/ 89.0
69
58
*OPP. TOTALS 6
122-322
.379
44- 77
.571
124/ 24.8
383/ 63.8
45
38
*NOTE: The assists and steals totals for the USA players are for five games, the first USA-Bulgaria game box score is not available. Also, the cumulative statistics for the USA opponents reflects only five games totals for everything but points scored.

 

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