May 5, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – After a breakout freshman season on the Flats, Georgia Tech women’s basketball student-athlete Tyaunna Marshall will continue her basketball development this summer as one of 35 participants who will take part in USA Basketball’s 2011 USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials.
Trials will be held May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Invitations to the trials were issued by the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Sue Donohoe, NCAA vice president for Division I women’s basketball.
“We are very excited for Ty to have the opportunity to play and compet with some of the best players in the country,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “Being invited to be a part of USA Basketball is a tremendous honor for her.”
Marshall, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., was named ACC All-Freshman and Third Team All-ACC after being named ACC Rookie of the Week five times during her first season. She added ACC All-Tournament Second Team accolades and was selected to the Third Team Freshman All-America by the Full Court Press. Marshall was Tech’s second leading scorer with 13.6 points per game and scored at least 20 points in six contests.
The USA U19 World Championship Team training camp will open June 1-5 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as part of the ESPN RISE Girls Showcase. The USA will train for four days before facing the Brazil U19 National Team on June 5. The game will be televised on ESPNU and also shown online at ESPN3.com.
Then on July 11-15, the USA U19 squad will reassemble for training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, before the team travels to Chile for its final preparations.
As the winner of the past three U19 World Championships, the USA will look to defend its title at the 2011 U19 Worlds, hosted by Chile from July 21-31 in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas. The USA has been drawn into Group B for preliminary round play and will tip-off against Japan on July 21 (12:30 p.m. EDT), face Russia on July 22 (12:30 p.m. EDT) and close the first round against Argentina on July 23 (3:30 p.m. EDT). The second round will be played July 25-27, quarterfinals are slated for July 29, semifinals will be held on July 30 and the finals are scheduled for July 31.
Current collegiate athletes invited to participate in the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team Trials are eligible and may also be considered for the 2011 USA World University Games Team. Trials for both teams will take place in staggered sessions May 22-25. The 2011 World University Games women’s basketball competition is scheduled for Aug. 14-21 in Shenzhen, China.
Only U.S. citizens who are 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1992) are eligible for the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team.
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2011 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team Training Schedule
Date Event Site
May 22-25 USA U19 National Team Trials U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
June 1-4 USA U19 National Team Training ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
June 5 USA U19 versus Brazil U19 ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (ESPNU & ESPN3.com)
July 11-15 Training Camp U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
July 18-20 Training Camp TBD, Chile
2011 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team Competition Schedule
Date Opponent Site
July 21 Japan (@12:30 p.m. EDT) Puerto Montt, Chile
July 22 Russia (@12:30 p.m. EDT) Puerto Montt, Chile
July 23 Argentina (@3:30 p.m. EDT) Puerto Montt, Chile
July 25-27 Second Round Games Puerto Montt, Chile
July 29 Quarterfinals Puerto Montt, Chile
July 30 Semifinals Puerto Montt, Chile
July 31 Finals Puerto Montt, Chile
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