Boehm Named to USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team

Boehm Named to USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team

Rising sophomore Jeannie Boehm, named to the USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team, averaged 7.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game for Harvard as a freshman last season. (Courtesy of USA Basketball)


After four days of trials featuring 32 athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, rising sophomore Jeannie Boehm was among 12 athletes selected for the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team. The team was selected by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee. Six-time defending FIBA U19 World Cup for Women 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.

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.

The USA Basketball U19 Team will return to Colorado Springs July 7 to begin training camp before departing for Italy on July 15. The U.S. will then compete July 17-19 in a four-team exhibition tournament against host Italy, Latvia and Spain before tipping off 2017 U19 World Cup play July 22 against Mali.

After opening against Mali on July 22, the USA will face China on July 23 and cap the preliminary round against host Italy on July 25. Also competing in the 16-nation tournament are Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea and Spain.

Following the preliminary round, teams will be seeded according to group play, and all participating teams will advance to the July 26 round of 16. Winners will advance to the July 28 medal quarterfinals, while the remaining teams will continue playing out for classification. The medal semifinals will be held July 29, and the gold and bronze medal games are slated for July 30.

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.