College Notebook

Duke hoopsters Liston, Jones to represent USA

News ServicesMay 19, 2013 

— Following three days of trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Duke senior Tricia Liston was named to the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games team on Sunday.

Liston’s teammate at Duke, Alexis Jones, a sophomore, was named one of 12 members for the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team, following four days of trials.

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.

The 2013 FIBA U19 Championship will take place from July 18-28 in Lithuania.

Liston averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals this past season for the Blue Devils, and set a school record with 80 three-pointers made and ranked third nationally with a 46.5 three-point field goal percentage. The 6-foot-1 guard posted a 93.1 free throw percentage, which is the best in ACC history, as she hit 81-of-87 free throws.

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale will lead the World University Games squad along with assistant coaches Brian Giorgis (Marist) and Coquese Washington (Penn State).

Jones will compete on her third USA Basketball team as she also played on the 2011 U19 National Team and the 2010 U18 National Team, which both won the gold medal. Jones, who is 5-foot-8, is coming off a standout freshman campaign with the Blue Devils in which she took over at point following Chelsea Gray’s injury in February and flourished. She averaged 13.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.3 steals in the final 11 games for the Blue Devils.

Leading the U19 squad will be coach Katie Meier of Miami (Fla.) along with assistant coaches Nikki Caldwell (LSU) and Kelly Graves (Gonzaga).

College baseball

Two Rams make all-tournament team: Winston-Salem State outfielder German Reyes and designated hitter Rafael Gonzalez were named to the CIAA Atlantic Region All-Tournament Team on Sunday.

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