Our girls Stanford's, Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen, played key roles in helping the 2009 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team get the gold. Team USA beat Russia 83-64. Kayla just missed a double double again, getting 11 points and 9 rebounds. Pohlen gave out five assists to a talent-laden team and scored 7 points herself.
This is Kayla's third career gold medal with USA Basketball. She won gold at the FIBA U18 World Championships in 2006 and at the FIBA U19 World Championships in 2007. For Jeanette, this is her first time on Team USA, and her first gold medal.
In other news, head coach Tara VanDerveer wrote to R and told her to buy the Season Tickets again because Stanford’s money foundation has dropped to only half a trillion or 5 billion, or something like that. No, we kid you Stanford, we kid you because we love you! The personalized form letter for money was a nice touch. Anyway, Tara is excited about incoming freshmen Joslyn Tinkle….Must… Not… Make….. Fun…. Of….. Name….. Boy, that was hard. If we can’t make fun of her name, that doesn’t mean you can’t. Send us your jokes, now, before we explode.
Tinkle, oh yeah, that reminds us; she also won a gold medal with Team USA, as an Under 18, I think. So for the members of the incoming Stanford team, that makes 6 players that have a Gold Medal from Team USA. Pohlen, Pedersen, Jayne Appel, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Sarah Boothe and incoming freshman Joslyn Tinkle make the six. Necka has another shot at a medal at the end of July.
Is College Basketball Season here yet?