MELBOURNE, Australia – Baylor women’s basketball senior guard Kristy Wallace has been chosen to represent Australia in international competition this summer.
Wallace, a U19 FIBA World Championship bronze medalist in 2015, is one of 12 players selected to the Emerging Opals roster. She will represent Australia at the 2017 World University Games along, joining six fellow NCAA women’s basketball players and six WNBL professionals. Australia is grouped with Russia, Lithuania and Argentina in pool play and will be in Chinese Taipei from August 19-30.
Wallace also received an invitation to Opals selection camp, which will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., from June 25-July 3. If selected to the final roster, Wallace will fly out on July 17 and compete for Australia at the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in Bangalore, India. The Opals drew into Group B with Korea, Philippines and Japan, while Group A is comprised of New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, DPR of Korea and China.
Wallace has been invited to try out for the U23 National Team as well. Players who make the 12-player roster will take part in the inaugural 2017 U23 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, on August 12-15. The round-robin tournament is for college-aged women representing the United State, Australia, Canada and Japan.
Wallace started all 37 games for Baylor in her junior season, leading the team in assists with 208. She averaged 7.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. The Loganholme, Australia, native was selected to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team and Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament Team, while also collecting most valuable player recognition at the Gulf Coast Showcase.