Maryland women to represent USA in World University Games

The Maryland Terrapins women’s basketball team has booked a trip to Taiwan.

On Thursday, the university announced the women have been selected to represent the United States at the 2017 World University Games next summer. Maryland was selected by by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF).

“We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,” head coach Brenda Frese said in a statement.

“Our players are extremely excited. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our program. What an incredible opportunity for our institution to represent our country in games against the best competition in the world.”

Maryland becomes just the second program to have an entire team represent the United States in the Games. UNC Charlotte was the other, having participated in 2007, and the Big 12 conference fielded a team in 2003.

The Terrapins will look to add to the success Team USA has had in the World University Games, compiling a record nine golds, six silvers and one bronze medal.

The 2017 World University Games will take place Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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