Lincoln - Nebraska point guard Lindsey Moore has earned one of 35 invitations to compete at the 2011 Women's World University Games Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced on Monday, May 9.
Moore, a 5-9 junior-to-be from Covington, Wash., will compete May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center for a spot on the U.S. World University Games Team that will compete in Shenzhen, China, Aug. 14-21.
"I'm really excited about the chance to compete in the trials again with such great players," Moore said. "The last time I went to Colorado Springs, I didn't really know what to expect and I can remember being really nervous. This time I'm going out there to compete for a spot on that team. I've gained two great years of experience at Nebraska, and I know I'm more prepared than I was two years ago."
Nebraska Coach Connie Yori is a member of the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee that helped select the players invited to the trials. The committee is chaired by NCAA vice president Sue Donohoe, and includes Penn State Coach Coquese Washington and Virginia Coach Joanne Boyle, along with Beth Cunningham (VCU). The head coach of the 2011 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team is Iowa State's Bill Fennelly.
"This is a great opportunity for Lindsey to show that she belongs among the best players in college basketball," Yori said. "She did everything she could as a sophomore to help our basketball team, and she just kept getting better throughout the season. Hopefully she will have a great week at the trials."
After making her first appearance at USA Basketball U19 National Team Trials in May of 2009, Moore earned one of five spots on the 2010 Big 12 All-Freshman Team. She also helped Nebraska to the 2010 Big 12 Conference title. Moore started every game while becoming the first freshman point guard in NCAA Division I women's basketball history to lead her team to an unbeaten regular season (29-0). She also helped the Huskers to their first NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed, the highest national ranking in school history (No. 3) and NU's first NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010.
As a sophomore in 2010-11, Moore again started every game for NU and played more minutes (1,164) than any other player in school history. She earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades by averaging 14.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. In Big 12 play, Moore ranked among the top 10 scorers in the league with 17.0 points per game, while ranking third in the league with 5.9 assists. In her last five games as a sophomore, Moore averaged 21.0 points and 8.2 assists per game.
Moore, who became the first basketball player in Nebraska history to record a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against Florida A&M on Jan. 2, 2011, has started the first 65 games to open her career. She has already climbed to No. 8 on NU's career assist list with 337, while her 183 assists as a sophomore ranked fifth in school history.
During her two seasons at Nebraska, Moore has competed against nearly one-third of the players invited to the trials, including LSU's Lasondra Barrett, Texas A&M's Sydney Carter and Tyra White, Kansas State's Brittany Chambers, Kansas' Carolyn Davis, UCLA's Jasmine Dixon, Miami's Shenise Johnson, Riquna Williams and Shawnice Wilson, Kentucky's A'dia Mathies and Louisville's Monique Reid.
Future Big Ten opponents who will also be competing at the trials include Penn State's Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas, along with Iowa's Jaime Printy.