COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Stephanie Jones of the Maryland women's basketball team will travel to Colorado Springs later this month for USA Basketball's FIBA U19 World Cup Team trials.
Jones, a native of Havre de Grace, Md., is one of 33 athletes headed to the U.S. Olympic Training Center May 18-21. Six-time defending U19 gold medalists, the United States will look to make it seven gold medals in a row at the FIBA U19 World Cup July 22-30 in Cividale del Friuli and Udine, Italy.
Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee. Athletes eligible for this team must be 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1998) and U.S. citizens. For the full list of invitees, click here.
In her freshman season at Maryland, Jones saw action in 34 games, averaging 4.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, while shooting over 60 percent from the field. She helped the Terrapins to a record of 32-3, a top-two national ranking, the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and a Sweet Sixteen appearance.
Ten Terrapins have played for their respective national teams under head coach Brenda Frese, eight on U.S. national squads. Frese's Terrapins have won nine gold medals in international play, most recently Jones' older sister, Brionna, who won gold with USA Basketball in the 2015 World University Games.
As a team, the Terps will represent the U.S. in the World University Games in August in Taipei, Taiwan. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30.