Boehm Among 33 Invited To USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team Trials

Boehm Among 33 Invited To USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team Trials

USA Basketball Release

Freshman forward Jeannie Boehm was among 33 athletes invited to participate in the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team trials later this month (May 18-21) at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Col.

"These athletes represent the top talent our country has to offer at this age level," said George Washington University head coach Jennifer Rizzotti, chair of the selection committee. "This is a very versatile group that will give the coaching staff a lot of options. They are all tough competitors, and it is not going to be easy for us to pare it down to the final 12-member team. The committee feels we will be able to select from this group a team that will represent the USA well on and off the court, and these athletes have what it takes to win a seventh-straight gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup."

Boehm, a 2016 McDonald's All-American, was selected to the USA Women's U18 National Team last summer. Boehm won a gold medal at FIBA Americas in Valdivia, Chile and averaged 7.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in five games during the tournament.

As a freshman at Harvard, Boehm had an immediate impact on the court for the Crimson. She averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and added a team high 2.4 blocks per game. Boehm recorded 73 blocked shots on the season, the fifth most in program history. She added four double-doubles on the year.

University of Pittsburgh head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, who led the 2016 USA U18 National Team to gold, will lead the USA U19 World Cup Team and will again be assisted by collegiate head coaches Kamie Ethridge from the University of Northern Colorado and Charlotte Smith from Elon University. Additionally, Georgetown University head coach Natasha Adair and Drake University head coach Jennie Baranczyk will serve as court coaches during the trials.

Six-time defending U19 gold medalists, the United States will look to make it seven gold medals in a row at the July 22-30 event in Cividale del Friuli and Udine, Italy.