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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Familiar names on U.S. World University Games squad

Although the upcoming trip to Europe prevented any UConn players from trying out for the U.S. squad competing in the World University Games, former UConn commits Elena Delle Donne and Jacki Gemelos as well as the Stanford sister duo of Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike, the Notre Dame trio of Skylar Diggins, Natalie Novosel and Devereaux Peters and DePaul's Keisha Hampton also made the cut along with Maryland's Lynetta Kizer, the Tennessee duo of Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen and Baylor's Odyssey Sims.

Miami's Shenice Johnson and Rutgers' April Sykes were cut from the squad to get down to the final 12-player roster.

The 12 players will remain in Colorado Springs, Colo. before the team embarks for China for the World University Games on Monday. The first game for the U.S. team is on Aug. 14 against Brazil.

So far three game times for the upcoming season have been announced. It was previously announced that the UConn/Texas A&M game in the Jimmy V Classic will be played at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Gampel Pavilion. Also, Baylor released its schedule a while back and UConn will play at Baylor on Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m. The College of Charleston schedule and the highlight of the schedule is when the Cougars host UConn on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.


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