Hey, we have some basketball news that actually pertains to the current Stanford women’s basketball team. The USA Women's Basketball team is playing in the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, and two of our girls are there (The third, Jayne Appel, withdrew because of knee surgery, remember?)
Stanford’s Kayla Pederson had nine points and 11 rebounds to help Team USA win 115-78 against the Czech Republic. Team USA is 5-0 and now advances to the medal semifinals and plays Australia on Thursday. And our Jeanette Pohlen added four points, three assists and a team-high three steals in the game. The coach is ex-Stanford Player Charli Turner Thorne.
If you want to watch the finals, they are set for July 11th; you just have to get up at 6 AM PT to be part of it.
The U19 USA team is getting their roster set for the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand beginning July 23. Another Stanford player, Nnemkadi Ogwumike is on the team. Then we discover that another Stanford player, Sarah Boothe (Boooo-the, we like to yell) is out with a stress fracture in her right foot. She had surgery in June! No one told us! Dang, we hate that all our players are getting hurt and having surgeries.
We just hope everyone comes back healthy and happy, and with a gold medal.