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Chanelle Molina to compete on international stage

The junior will head to Brazil this week to play for team USA.

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Washington State Cougars women’s basketball standout Chanelle Molina has earned a spot on Team USA and with that, a trip to Brazil. The junior has been selected to play for the United States in the inaugural FISU America Games which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from July 20-29

The games are a multi-sport event put on by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The United States is sending teams to compete in women’s track and field, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, judo, and men’s and women’s volleyball. In all, 96 student athletes will make the trip.

Jane Albright, who enjoyed a successful 33-year tenure at Nevada, will coach Molina and the nine other women selected to roster. They will take on teams from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, and Mexico over the course of the games.

Molina averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 assists for the Cougs as a sophomore last season. A highly touted recruit, she is poised to build on that performance in the upcoming campaign.

All of the women’s basketball games will be streamed on Facebook Live and you’ll be able to watch them here (https://www.facebook.com/CBDU.brasil/). Team USA and Molina will have their first game on July 24 against Mexico.

Links

Molina to Represent Team USA at the FISU America Games - Washington State University
PULLMAN, Wash. – One of the top point guards in the Pac-12, Washington State women’s basketball rising-junior Chanelle Molina will take her talents to the international stage as part of Team USA at the first upcoming FISU America Games. The inaugural FISU America Games are a multi-sport event sanctioned by the International University Sports Federation which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, July 20-29.

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