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Anderson to compete with U19 team; DePaul wins regionals; women's hockey signs one

Anderson to compete on U19 Team

Jolene Anderson, a sophomore guard on the Wisconsin women's basketball team, is one of 15 players who has been named a finalist for the USA U19 team.

After a practice and three-country tournament in San Diego June 3-11, the team will be pared down to a 12-player roster, which will compete at the FIBA U19 World Championships July 15-24 in Tunis, Tunisia. Duke head coach Gail Goestenkors will coach the team.

"I was super excited coming from the University of Wisconsin," Anderson said. "I'm just looking forward to the great opportunity to play with all these great players."

Anderson, along with 59 other players, was invited to attend the 2005 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials May 19-22 for either the U19 team or the USA World University Games team. No other Big Ten athletes are on the U19 team roster but Ohio State juniors Jessica Davenport and Brandie Hoskins, and Michigan State senior Liz Shimek all made the USA World University Games team.

Anderson, who ranked fourth in the conference with a scoring average of 17.8 points per game and was the third highest scoring freshman in the country, is the sixth Badger in school history to participate in a USA Basketball trials.

DePaul advances to Super Regionals

The No. 23 DePaul softball team will advance to the Super Regionals after knocking off No. 6 Oregon State 8-6 in the second regional final game Sunday at Goodman Diamond in Madison. Oregon State, which defeated host Wisconsin 8-2 Saturday to eliminate the Badgers, shut out DePaul 5-0 Sunday in the first of what became a doubleheader. To advance to the Super Regionals, the Beavers would have needed to win both contests Sunday. DePaul will play Northwestern at a to-be-determined site next weekend.

Women's hockey adds defenseman to 2005 class

Rachel Bible, a senior at Sparta High School, has signed a letter of intent to play with the Wisconsin women's hockey team this fall as a non-scholarship defenseman, according to the La Crosse Tribune.

Bible will join Wisconsin senior forward Cyndy Kenyon, another Sparta High School graduate. Bible has competed with two AAA teams, the Wisconsin Challengers and Madison Capitols. She also competes in track and field at Sparta High School, according to the La Crosse Tribune.

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