May 13, 2009
USA Basketball Release
EVANSTON, Ill. - Center Amy Jaeschke, who just completed her sophomore campaign, was selected to participate in the USA Basketball 2009 Women's World University Games National Trials, it was announced by USA Basketball. The tryouts will be held May 14-17 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"It is a great honor for Amy to be invited to the USA Basketball Trials," head coach Joe McKeown said. "She has worked very hard in the postseason and has developed into one of the premier players in the country. I know she will give a great effort and represent Northwestern to the best of her ability."
Jaeschke, who was a member of the U19 Women's Junior National Team in 2007, was selected to join 28 of the nation's best college athletes to contend for one of 12 roster slots on this year's national team. Other invitees include Jayne Appel (Stanford), Jantel Lavender (Ohio State), Kayle Pedersen (Stanford) and Maya Moore (Connecticut). Penn State's Tyra Grant, Jaeschke, Lavender were the only Big Ten representatives to be asked to the Trials.
A second-team All-Big Ten selection this past season, Jaeschke led the squad in nearly every statistical category, including points, rebounds, blocks and minutes played. She was named the Big Ten's Player of the Week, marking the first time in 12 years a Wildcat earned the accolade. Jaeschke also finished the year with 96 blocks, which places her atop the single-season blocks list in the Wildcat record books. Her nine-block performance against Texas Southern on Dec. 16 was a Big Ten season high and a Northwestern single-game high.
For more information about the Trials and to see a complete list of invitees and for more information on USA Basketball, please click on the PDF above.