List of invitees to World University Games unveiled

Clark to be one of 29 in the pool competing for spots heading to Serbia

May 11, 2009 · Athletic Communications

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Middle Tennessee junior forward Alysha Clark is one of 29 collegiate players headed to Colorado Springs, Colo., beginning Thursday for the 2009 Women's World University Games Team Trials it was announced by USA Basketball. The pool of 29 was extended invitations by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee and will be paired to 12 roster spots for the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, in July.

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  • Clark, who completed the 2008-09 campaign as the nation's leading scorer at 27.5 ppg and earned All-American honors from three outlets, is one of 10 forwards competing for the coveted roster spots. She is the lone representative from the Sun Belt Conference and a college or university based in Tennessee.

    The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native garnered Sun Belt Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-SBC accolades in her first season in a Blue Raider uniform. She helped lead the squad to a 28-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the 12th time in school history.

    The trials will take place May 14-17 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Danielle Adams G Jefferson College Kansas City, Mo.
    Jayne Appel F Stanford Pleasant Hill, Calif.
    Jessica Breland F North Carolina Kelford, N.C.
    Doreena Campbell G UCLA Alexandria, Va.
    Tina Charles C Connecticut Jamaica, N.Y.
    Alysha Clark F Middle Tennessee Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
    Cetera DeGraffenreid G North Carolina Cullowhee, N.C.
    Dawn Evans G James Madison Clarksville, Tenn.
    Tyra Grant G Penn State Youngstown, Ohio
    Alexis Gray-Lawson G California Oakland, Calif.
    Whitney Hand G Oklahoma Fort Worth, Texas
    Tiffany Hayes G Connecticut Lakeland, Fla.
    Allison Hightower G/F LSU Arlington, Texas
    Ashley Houts G Georgia Trenton, Ga.
    Ify Ibekwe F Arizona Carson, Calif.
    Amy Jaeschke F Northwestern Wilmette, Ill.
    Jantel Lavender C Ohio State Cleveland, Ohio
    Danielle McCray G/F Kansas Olathe, Kan.
    Jacinta Monroe F/C Florida State Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    Maya Moore F Connecticut Lawrenceville, Ga.
    Kayla Pedersen G/F Stanford Fountain Hills, Ariz.
    Ta'Shia Phillips C Xavier Indianapolis, Ind.
    Jeanette Pohlen G Stanford Brea, Calif.
    Epiphanny Prince G Rutgers Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Alex Rack G Mississippi State Franklin, La.
    Danielle Robinson G Oklahoma San Jose, Calif.
    Carolyn Swords C Boston College Sudbury, Mass.
    Courtney Vandersloot G Gonzaga Kent, Wash.
    Natasha Vital G California Stockton, Calif.

    Head Coach: Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State
    Assistant Coach: Suzy Merchant, Michigan State
    Assistant Coach: Julie Rousseau, Pepperdine

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