COLORODO SPRINGS, Colo. — Big 12 Freshman of the Year Chrislyn Carr has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2019 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials, USA Basketball announced Wednesday afternoon.
Carr becomes the first Lady Raider in school history to be invited to the U19 World Cup team trials.
The trials will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 16-19. Training camp will follow July 5-19, with the U19 World Cup competition taking place July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand. Carr is one of 30 athletes and is one of six Big 12 freshmen invited to participate in the trials.
“We are incredibly proud of Chrislyn for the opportunity to represent our country and our program on the grandest stage. She has worked diligently on the development of her skill set and to see her honored by USA Basketball is extraordinarily special,” Head Coach Marlene Stollings said. “I know it would be a dream come true for her to compete for GOLD!”
USA Basketball is the national governing body for the sport in the United States. Any team representing the United States in international basketball competitions (e.g., Olympic Games and World Cups) is selected, trained and supported by USA Basketball.
The head coach of the Pan American Games Team is Jeff Walz from Louisville, assisted by Natasha Adair of Delaware and Cori Close of UCLA.
(Courtesy: Texas Tech Sports Communications Department)