Brittany Heins, a 6-foot-2 post player from Postville, Iowa, has given University of Wisconsin women's basketball coach Lisa Stone a verbal commitment, according to The Capital Times. She is the fourth prep senior-to-be to give the Badgers a verbal commitment, joining guard Teah Gant of Oswego, Ill., guard Sarah Ingison of Roseville, Minn., and guard/forward Mariah Dunham of Watertown, Wis.
Heins, who tore her the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her right knee in January, according to The Capital Times, averaged 25 points, 14.9 rebounds and 4.2 steals in 12 games at Postville High School prior to her injury.
Men's tennis signs Hodgson
New men's tennis coach Greg Van Emburgh has his first recruit for the 2005-06 season. Gian Hodgson, one of the top 250 tennis players in the world according to the International Tennis Federation, has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Wisconsin beginning in the fall of 2005.
Hodgson is from Savaneta, Aruba, but was a student for two-and-a-half years at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Tampa, Fla. He has competed in several international tournaments, including the Yucatan Cup in Mexico and the Copa Gatorade in Venezuela.
Team USA U19 splits exhibitions
Jolene Anderson, a sophomore to-be on the UW women's basketball team, helped the USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team to an 82-42 exhibition win over Hungary Saturday in Budapest, Hungary. Anderson contributed eight points (3 of 7 shooting) and four rebounds in 23 minutes that game.
Team USA, however, lost the rematch with Hungary Sunday, 75-67. Anderson had three points (1 of 5), one rebound and two steals in 19 minutes.
The U19 team is now 5-1, having gone 4-0 in winning the International Sports Invitational in San Diego, Calif., last month. The exhibitions with Hungary were a warm-up for the U19 World Championships in Tunisia July 15-24.
Badger volleyball match to be televised
Fans of the Wisconsin volleyball team can watch the Badgers on television Sept. 11. A matchup featuring UCLA versus Wisconsin at the Field House as part of Wisconsin's InnTowner Invitational, will be broadcast live Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. on CSTV. The match is the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Match of the Week and will be part of CSTV's Sunday Night Spikes.
The last time the teams met was in the 2000 NCAA Regional finals in the Field House. The Badgers defeated the Bruins 3-2 to advance to their first NCAA Final Four.