May 9, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico's junior Dionne Marsh has been invited to the 2006 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials, May 18-21. Following the trials, finalists will be named for the 12-member USA Women's Under-20 World Championship Team. Marsh is one of 37 participants that will be at the trials that take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Marsh, a 6-1 forward, will be participating in her first USA Basketball event and is the first Lobo to participate in a USA Basketball event since Jordan Adams went to the trials in 2001. In 2005-06, Marsh was named first team All-Mountain West Conference, finishing third in the conference in scoring. She also led UNM in scoring at 15.9 ppg., while shooting 45 percent from the field. Marsh also became the all-time leader in free throws made and attempted at New Mexico going 165-228 from the charity stripe.
Thirty-seven of the nation's top players will participate in the trials May 18-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Finalists for the eventual 12-member team will be announced following the May 21 session and will reconvene in late July for training camp at a site to be determined prior to departing for the FIBA Americas U20 Championship.
Scheduled for Aug. 9-13 at a site TBD, the tournament will feature eight teams from North, South and Central Americas and the Caribbean. The top three finishing teams qualify for the 2007 FIBA U21 Women's World Championship that will be held July 27-Aug. 5 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Trials begin May 18 with a 5:30-7:30 p.m. (all times MDT) session. May 19-20 will feature two-a-days from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and 4:30-7:00 p.m. each day. Trials will conclude with an 8:00 a.m. session on May 21, followed by the announcement of USA team finalists.
The 37 athletes participating in the trials are Demetress Adams (South Carolina / Bishopville, S.C.); Matee Ajavon (Rutgers /Newark, N.J.); Jolene Anderson (Wisconsin / Port Wing, Wis.); Morenike Atunrase (Texas A&M / Shreveport, La.); DeWanna Bonner (Auburn / Fairfield, Ala.); Sha Brooks (Florida / Jackson, Tenn.); KeKe Carrier (Auburn / Lake Charles, La.); Essence Carson (Rutgers / Paterson, N.J.); Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (Stanford / Queens, N.Y.); Alexis Gray-Lawson (California / Oakland, Calif.); Devanei Hampton (California / Oakland, Calif.); Jillian Harmon (Stanford / Lake Oswego, Ore.); Michelle Harrison (Mountain View High School / Sandy, Utah); JJ Hones (Southridge High School / Beaverton, Ore.); Danielle Hood (Hartford / Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.); Aarika Hughes (Southridge High School /Beaverton, Ore.); Tye Jackson (Houston / Houston, Texas ); Larkins; Victoria Lucas-Perry (Michigan State / Flint, Mich.); Dionne Marsh (New Mexico / Flower Mound, Texas ); Renee Montgomery (Connecticut / St. Albans, W.Va.); Jené Morris (California / San Francisco, Calif.); Jordan Murphree (Brock High School / Weatherford, Texas); Marscilla Packer (Ohio State / Pickerington, Ohio); Courtney Paris; Ashley Paris (Oklahoma / Piedmont, Calif.); Allie Quigley (DePaul / Joliet, Ill.); Lindsay Schrader (Notre Dame / Bartlett, Ill.); Megan Skouby (Iowa (Mentor, Ohio); Amanda Thompson (Whitney Young High School / Chicago, Ill.); Kia Vaughn (Rutgers / Bronx, N.Y.); Ashley Walker (California / Modesto, Calif.); Marcedes Walker (Pittsburgh / Philadelphia, Pa.); Erica White (Louisiana State /Jacksonville, Fla.); Khadijah Whittington (North Carolina State / Roanoke, Va.); Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton (Purdue /Naperville, Ill.) and Tamera Young (James Madison / Wilmington, N.C.).
For full release and more information on the trials, please visit the USA Basketball website at www.usabasketball.com