USA Basketball eyes three Lady Tigers

COLORADO SPRINGS -- Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and Quianna Chaney, all members of the LSU Lady Tigers basketball team, where named finalists for USA Basketball teams on Sunday following team trials sessions.

Augustus and Fowles were named as two of the 16 finalists for the USA Women's World University Games team, while Chaney was named one of 15 finalists for the USA Women's U19 World Championships team.

Both teams will be reduced to the official 12-women roster during the team's respective training camps prior to the international competition.

The World University Games will be played in Izmir, Turkey, August 11-21, while the Women's U19 World Championships will be played July 15-24 in Hammamet and Nabeul, Tunisia.

Augustus, the consensus 2004-05 National Player of the Year, will enter her senior season for the Lady Tigers. The Baton Rouge native has posted 18.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in her career at LSU. She was also the MVP of the 2003 World Championship for Young Women team that captured the Gold Medal.

Fowles, who will be a sophomore next season, scored 11.8 points and grabbed 9.0 rebounds per game as a freshman.

Chaney, who will also be a sophomore next season, collected 4.8 points and made 40 three-pointers last season.

The finalists were selected by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee, chaired by Sue Donohoe, NCAA vice-president for Division I women's basketball.

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