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Aug. 1, 2005

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Columbus, Ohio – Jessica Davenport and Brandie Hoskins, both juniors on the Ohio State women’s basketball team, earned two of the final 12 roster spots for the 2005 World University Games Team in an announced made by USA Basketball Monday. The pair of All-Big Ten honorees was named to the squad after competing in final tryouts Thursday through Sunday. They will remain in Colorado Springs for training sessions through Aug. 4 and will travel with the team to play in Izmir, Turkey Aug. 6-19. The first scheduled game for Team USA is Aug. 10 vs. the Czech Republic.

Kathy Delaney-Smith, from Harvard, is the head coach for the 2005 USA Basketball World University Games Team. Pokey Chatman, head coach at LSU, and Cathy Inglese, head coach of Boston College, will handle the assistant coaching duties.

Ohio State and LSU are the only two collegiate teams to have two representatives on the University Games roster. Seimone Augustus, the 2005 Wade Trophy winner, and teammate Sylvia Fowles were the two Lady Tigers to make the squad.

Davenport, a 2005 Wade Trophy finalists and first-team Kodak All-American, is the reigning Big Ten player of the year after tying for the lead league in scoring at 19.3 points per game and pulling down 9.3 rebounds per contest. Hoskins was third-team All-Big Ten and gained a spot on the league’s all-tournament team. She finished the season with an average of 13.2 points per outing and led the Buckeyes in assists with 135.

2005 Women’s World University Games Team Finalists

NAME POS HGT WGT DOB YOG COLLEGE / HOMETOWN
Seimone Augustus G 6-1 170 04/30/84 2006 LSU / Baton Rouge, LA
Monique Currie G/F 6-0 170 02/25/83 2005 Duke / Washington, DC
Jessica Davenport C 6-5 191 06/24/85 2007 Ohio State / Columbus, OH
Megan Duffy G 5-7 135 07/13/84 2006 Notre Dame / Dayton, OH
Candice Dupree C 6-3 165 08/16/84 2006 Temple / Tampa, FL
Sylvia Fowles C 6-5 200 10/06/85 2008 LSU / Miami, FL
Erin Grant G 5-8 125 06/13/84 2006 Texas Tech / Arlington, TX
Brandie Hoskins G 5-9 174 05/11/85 2007 Ohio State / Dayton, OH
Cappie Pondexter G 5-9 160 01/07/83 2006 Rutgers / Chicago, IL
Liz Shimek F 6-1 210 05/25/84 2006 Michigan State / Empire, MI
Brooke Smith C 6-3 190 04/30/84 2006 Stanford / San Anselmo, CA
Lisa Willis G 5-11 170 06/13/84 2006 UCLA / Long Beach, CA

2005 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team Training Schedule

Aug. 1 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. at U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center II
Aug. 2 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Colorado College, J. Juan Reid Gymnasium
Aug. 3 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. at U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center II
Aug. 4 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. at U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center II

* All practice sessions run approximately two hours and are subject to change.

2005 World University Games Schedule – Izmir, Turkey

Aug. 6-9 TBD Training
Aug. 10 12:45 p.m. USA vs. Czech Republic
Aug. 11 10:30 a.m. USA vs. South Africa
Aug. 12 12:45 p.m. USA vs. China
Aug. 15 12:45 p.m. USA vs. Poland
Aug. 16 TBD Quarterfinals
Aug. 17 TBD Semifinals
Aug. 19 TBD Finals