Just the Facts: 2015 World University Games
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2015 World University Games
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team
EVENT SITE: Gwangju, South Korea
EVENT VENUES: Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium, Muan Indoor Gymnasium, Muan Chodang University Gymnasium, Yeonggwant Sportium Gymnasium, Dongkang College Gymnasium.
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: gwangju2015.com
DATE OF DRAW: TBD
BASKETBALL COMPETITION DATES: July 4-13, 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: June 18-July 3, 2015
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Guanju, South Korea
EVENT DESCRPITION: Held every other year, the World University Games is organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The WUGs are a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24 (born between 1/1/88 and 12/31/98), who are enrolled as a full-time collegiate student with remaining eligibility for the 2015-16 school year.
ELIGIBILITY: Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are currently freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college.
2015 WOMEN’S TEAMS (16): TBD
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: TBD
EVENT HISTORY: USA Basketball women's teams have participated in 17 prior World University Games and collected a record nine golds, six silvers and one bronze medal. Further, since 1973, the first year the USA women competed in the WUGs, USA women’s teams have compiled an overall 101-15 record.
In 2013, led by tournament co-MVP Odyssey Sims, who went on to earn gold as a member of the 2014 USA World Championship Team, the USA won by an average of 34.8 points per game and finished 6-0 to claim the gold medal.
USA WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Notable among the list of USA WUG alumni are 2012 Olympic gold medalists Seimone Augustus, Tina Charles, Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore. Additionally, Olympians Carol Blazejowski, Ruthie Bolton, Anne Donovan, Pat Head (Summitt), Lisa Leslie, Katrina McClain, Suzie McConnell (Serio), Ann Meyers (Drysdale), DeLisha Milton-Jones, Cappie Pondexter, Ruth Riley, Katie Smith, Dawn Staley, Katy Steding, Tina Thompson, Kara Wolters and Lynette Woodward played for the USA in the World University Games.
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