The University Athletic Department announced today that Terri Williams-Flournoy, coach of the Georgetown University women’s basketball team, will assistant coach for the US women’s basketball team at the 2011 World University Games. She joins four-time head coach Bill Fennelly of Iowa State University and fellow assistant and former teammate Suzie McConnell-Serio of Duquesne University in working to defend the USA’s 2009 gold medal at the women’s university basketball competition on August 14-21 in Shenzhen, China.
“I know we will have a great staff with Suzie and Terri,” Fennelly said in the University press release. “I think they are two of the best young coaches in the country, and they are even better people. Our athletes are really going to enjoy working with them.”
Earlier this year, Williams-Flournoy led the Lady Hoyas to a Big Dance victory against fourth-seeded Maryland. This win ushered the team into the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1993.
The USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee selected the trio in conjuction the USA Basketball Board of Directors. This year’s US women’s team has not yet been selected. USA Basketball will hold trials May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to select the official, 12-member team.
The World University Games are held every other year and are sponsored by the International University Sports Federation.