Jenkins Named to Team USA Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- DePaul point guard Chanise Jenkins earned a spot on the USA Basketball World University Games Team roster it was announced on Sunday. Jenkins, who will be a senior in 2015-16, is one of 12 players on the team that will compete July 5-13 in Gwangju City, South Korea.

"It feels amazing," Chanise Jenkins said over the phone after finding out that she made the team. "I just have to thank God for this opportunity and for letting him shed light on everything that has happened in my life. It is truly a blessing.

"It was great," Jenkins said of the Team Trails which brought together 54 of the best collegiate players, May 14-17 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Following the trials, the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee announced the 12-member teams for both the Women's World University Games and the Pan American Games.

"These are the best players in the country; to be able to compete in the same gym with them is something spectacular. I thank them for helping me get better for the upcoming season. We are all helping each other for the next season," Jenkins added.

Jenkins follows former Blue Demon great Keisha Hampton as just the second DePaul player to make the World University Games Roster. Hampton helped USA to a gold medal in 2011.

"Chanise Jenkins is one special point guard," DePaul head coach Doug Bruno said. "Chanise's abilities to lead, to manage a game, to compete and to just do whatever it takes is what makes her so special."

"Chanise is one of the most under-rated players in the country -- because all she ever cares about winning. She is about the guts, not the glory which is why her selection is such a well-deserved honor."

About the World University Games

The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The World University Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. USA Basketball women's teams have participated in 17 prior World University Games and collected a record nine golds, six silvers and one bronze medal. Further, since 1973, the first year the USA women competed in the WUGs, USA women's teams have compiled an overall 101-15 record.

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