Just the Facts: 2015 Pan American Games
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2015 Pan American Games
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team
EVENT SITE: Toronto, Canada
EVENT VENUE: Ryerson Athletic Centre
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: Toronto2015.org
2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COMPETITION DATES: July 16-20, 2015
USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES: May 14-17, 2015
USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: July 3-15, 2015
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITES: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Toronto, Canada
EVENT DESCRPITION: Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2015, 2019, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
ELIGIBILITY: Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are currently freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college.
2015 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8): Group A: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and USA
Group B: Argentina, Canada, Cuba and Venezuela.
USA PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE: Brazil (July 16 @ 9 pm ET), Dominican Republic (July 17 @ 9 pm ET), Puerto Rico (July 18 @ 9 pm ET)
EVENT HISTORY: Overall, the Americans have earned seven gold, four silver and two bronze medals, and compiled a record of 74-14.
USA PAN AMERICAN GAMES TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Players of note who have been named to past Pan American Games Teams include Jennifer Azzi (1991); Cynthia Cooper (1987); Anne Donovan (1987 and 1983); Teresa Edwards (1991 and 1987); Pat Head (Summitt) (1975); Nancy Lieberman (1979 and 1975); Janel McCarville (2003); Katrina McClain (1991 and 1987); Carla McGhee (1995); Ann Meyers (1979 and 1975); Cheryl Miller (1983); Dawn Staley (1995); Breanna Stewart (2011); and Sheryl Swoopes (1995).
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