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Lady Lion Hoops: Team USA Picks Penn State's Coquese Washington for National Staff

by on March 13, 2013 9:30 AM

Penn State Lady Lion basketball head coach Coquese Washington has been selected to be an assistant coach for the USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team this summer.

Washington will join USA head coach Sherri Coale of Oklahoma and assistant coach Brian Giorgis of Marist.

The World University Games will be played July 8-15 in Kazan, Russia. The staff was selected by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee. The USA Basketball Board of Directors approved the selections.

While at Penn State Washington has coached her Lady Lion squad to back-to-back Big Ten regular season titles. This season, Penn State has maintained Top 10 ranking all season in the USA Today Sports Coaches' Poll and owns a 25-5 overall record and 14-2 mark in Big Ten play heading into the NCAA Tournament.

This is Washington's first USA coaching selection although she served on the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee from 2009-12. She is the fourth person with Lady Lion ties to coach a USA Basketball squad, joining Rene Portland, Suzie McConnell-Serio and Terri Williams-Flournoy.

The Lady Lions won't know their NCAA Tournament plans until the bracket is announced on Selection Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. The first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament will take place March 23-26.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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