Boehm, Team USA Earn Silver at FIBA U19 World Cup

Boehm, Team USA Earn Silver at FIBA U19 World Cup

Sophomore forward Jeannie Boehm during the first half of the FIBA U19 World Cup championship game. (Courtesy of Caroline Williams/USA Basketball)

UDINE, Italy –
Sophomore forward Jeannie Boehm and the USA Women's Basketball U19 Team earned a silver medal today after a hard fought championship game against Russia at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Udine, Italy. Team USA fell, 86-82, in the final, but Boehm and her teammates clinched a ninth straight U19 World Cup medal for USA Basketball.

Boehm, who saw action in the title game against Russia, played in six games during the U19 World Cup, averaging 8.8 minutes and 3.2 rebounds per game.

A 2016 McDonald's All-American, Boehm 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.