May 20, 2013
Baylor senior point guard Odyssey Sims will represent the USA for a second time at a World University Games competition after also helping the USA to gold in the 2011 World University Games.
Sims (Irving, Texas) is one of 12 players selected to the team after three days of trials May 16-19 that included 33 of the nation's top collegiate athletes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee selected the team.
Joining Sims on the squad include: Crystal Bradford (Central Michigan University/Detroit, Mich.), Aaryn Ellenberg (University of Oklahoma/Las Vegas, Nev.), ReShanda Gray (University of California/Los Angeles, Calif.), Cassie Harberts (University of Southern California/San Clemente, Calif.), Bria Hartley (University of Connecticut/North Babylon, N.Y, Jordan Hooper (University of Nebraska/Alliance, Neb.), Tricia Liston (Duke University/River Forest, Ill.), Ariel Massengale (University of Tennessee/ Bolingbrook, Ill.), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (University of Connecticut/Anaheim Hills, Calif.), Theresa Plaisance (Louisiana State University/New Orleans, La.) and Shoni Schimmel (University of Louisville/Mission, Ore.).
The 2013 World University Games women's basketball competition will be held July 8-15 in Kazan, Russia, and the team will regroup in Colorado Springs for training June 25-July 1.
Oklahoma's Sherri Coale is head coach for the USA Women's World University Games, she is assisted by Brian Giorgis of Marist College and Coquese Washington of Penn State University.
Sims helped USA Basketball to a gold medal in the 2011 World University Games in China averaging 6.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Sims, a consensus 2012-13 All-American as a junior, averaged 12.9 points, 5.8 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.5 rebounds a game while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor and 83.2 percent from the free throw line.