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Monday, June 22, 2015

UConn's Nurse named to Canadian Pan-Am team

UConn's Kia Nurse and her brother Darnell, a first-round pick of NHL's
Edmonton Oilers, were torch bearers in ceremony in their native Hamilton
(photo courtesy of the City of Hamilton)
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, UConn rising sophomore guard Kia Nurse was one of 12 players named to the Canadian team playing in the upcoming Pan Am Games.

Speaking of the Pan Am Games, Nurse and her brother Darnell who is a top prospect of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, will be among the torch bearers for an event at the CIBC Pan Am Games Soccer Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario.

Nurse was a starting guard for Canada during its run to surprising fifth-place finish at the FIBA World Championship for Women. The top 10 scorers from that team are on the squad that will be the host squad for the Pan Am Games. The additions are former Notre Dame star Natalie Achonwa, who was injured and unable to suit up for Canada last year, and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe.

Nurse finished as Canada's fourth-leading scorer averaging 6.9 points per game in the World Championships. She would start 36 of 39 games as a freshman at UConn. She finished third on the team with 53 3-pointers and 55 steals as the Huskies won their third consecutive national title.

UConn's Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart are members of the U.S. team playing in the Pan Am Games.which runs from July 16-20.



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