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2011 USA Women's World University Games Team

TWENTY-SIXTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2011

  • Date:
    Jan 6, 2012

Shenzhen, China • August 14-21, 2011


Led by Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly, the 2011 USA World University Games Team traveled to Shenzhen, China, with one goal: defend the USA’s title and bring home the country’s eighth gold medal in the history of the event.

2011 USA RESULTS (6-0)
USA 112 Brazil 53
USA 114 Slovakia 68
USA 85 Great Britain 33
USA 96 Finland 30
USA 79 Australia 67
USA 101 Taiwan 66

2011 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (6-0) 9. Czech Rep. (3-2)
2. Taiwan (5-1) 10. China (3-3)
3. Australia (5-1) 11. Lithuania (2-4)
4. Sweden (3-3) 12. Japan (1-5)
5. Russia (4-1) 13. Slovakia (2-4)
6. Canada (2-3) 14. Gr. Britain (1-4)
7. Brazil (3-3) 15. Poland (0-4)
8. Finland (2-4)  
 

The U.S. not only achieved its goal, the American women dominated their opponents en route to a sterling 6-0 record. The deep squad, which saw four players average in double digits, outscored its opponents by a whopping 45.0 points a game and won the overall battle on the glass by a margin of 22.8 rebounds per game.

Playing in her first international event, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne led the squad in scoring and rebounding after averaging 15.7 ppg. and 8.5 rpg.; Stanford’s Nneka Ogwumike posted 13.2 ppg. and 5.7 rpg.; Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins added 12.3 ppg., 4.8 apg. and 3.3 spg.; while Diggins’ UND teammate Devereaux Peters contributed 10.0 ppg. to go with her 5.3 rpg.; and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike added 9.5 ppg.

Racing out to a 25-6 first-quarter lead, the U.S. never looked back as it posted an impressive 112-53 opening victory over Brazil with Delle Donne scoring a game-high 17 points to lead five players in double digit scoring.

All 12 USA players scored at least six points each as Diggins, Nneka Ogwumike and Peters chipped in 14 points apiece to lead the USA past Slovakia 114-68 in its second game.

The Americans separated from Great Britain early and rolled to an 85-33 win as Diggins had game-bests of 13 points, four assists and six steals.

Facing Finland in the quarterfinals, the red, white and blue opened the game with a 21-0 scoring spree and never let up, securing a 96-30 win. Five U.S. players scored in double digits with Delle Donne and Peters recording a high of 17 each.

In a game between the top two teams in the tournament, Delle Donne had a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double to lead the U.S. into the gold medal game with a 79-67 semifinal victory over rival Australia. The USA took an early lead, but the Aussies were never far behind, and it took a 9-0 spurt to open the fourth quarter to distance the teams for good.

With its toughest foe behind them, the American women ran away from Taiwan early and cruised to a 101-66 gold medal victory behind Nneka Ogwumike’s 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists; while Delle Donne came close to a triple-double with 18 points, 11 boards and eight assists.

The gold medal marked the fourth straight for the U.S. in the last four WUGs in which USA Basketball entered a team.

Australia earned the bronze medal with a 66-56 defeat of Sweden.

2011 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Elena Delle Donne
G/F
6-5
195
21
Delaware Wilmington, DE
Skylar Diggins
G
5-10
145
21
Notre Dame South Bend, IN  
Jacki Gemelos
G
6-0
165
22
USC Stockton, CA
Keisha Hampton
F
6-2
170
21
DePaul Philadelphia, PA
Glory Johnson
F
6-3
170
21
Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Lynetta Kizer
C
6-4
215
21
Maryland Woodbridge, VA
Natalie Novosel
G
5-11
165
21
Notre Dame Lexington, KY
Chiney Ogwumike
F
6-3
174
19
Stanford Cypress, TX
Nnemkadi Ogwumike
F
6-2
188
21
Stanford Cypress, TX
Devereaux Peters
F
6-2
164
21
Notre Dame Chicago, IL
Odyssey Sims
G
5-8
155
19
Baylor Irving, TX
Shekinna Stricklen
G/F
6-2
172
21
Tennessee Morrilton, AR
HEAD COACH: Bill Fennelly, Iowa State University
ASSISTANT COACH: Suzie McConnell-Serio, Duquesne University
ASSISTANT COACH: Terri Williams-Flournoy, Georgetown University
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Brock Schnebel, University of Oklahoma
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Shannon Becker, University of Georgia

2011 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Delle Donne
6/6
37- 82
.451
11- 25
.440
9- 12
.750
51/ 8.5
94/15.7
18
5
3
N. Ogwumike
6/6
32- 49
.653
0- 0
.---
15- 19
.789
34/ 5.7
79/13.2
9
5
9
Diggins
6/6
28- 59
.475
6- 17
.353
12- 18
.667
13/ 2.2
74/12.3
29
3
20
Peters
6/0
28- 50
.560
0- 2
.000
4- 8
.500
32/ 5.3
60/10.0
5
6
5
C. Ogwumike
6/6
25- 37
.676
0- 0
.---
7- 12
.583
29/ 4.8
57/ 9.5
3
4
1
Kizer
6/0
15- 32
.469
0- 0
.---
12- 18
.667
29/ 4.8
42/ 7.0
2
0
3
Sims
5/0
13- 28
.464
5- 11
.455
0- 0
.---
10/ 2.0
31/ 6.2
11
0
8
Johnson
6/0
12- 27
.444
0- 0
.---
13- 23
.565
33/ 5.5
37/ 6.2
7
2
9
Stricklen
6/0
13- 29
.448
6- 18
.333
0- 0
.---
25/ 4.2
32/ 5.3
8
0
6
Gemelos
6/0
12- 30
.400
5- 15
.333
0- 0
.---
15/ 2.5
29/ 4.8
11
1
7
Novosel
6/6
10- 31
.323
2- 9
.222
5- 5
1.000
20/ 3.3
27/ 4.5
8
0
8
Hampton
6/0
9- 27
.333
2- 12
.167
5- 8
.625
23/ 3.8
25/ 4.2
6
0
3
USA TOTALS
6
234- 481
.486
37- 109
.339
82- 123
.667
339/ 56.5
587/ 97.8
117
26
82
OPP. TOTALS
6
121- 412
.294
25- 127
.197
50- 63
.794
202/ 33.7
317/ 52.8
42
19
45

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