Cheesman Trying Out For USA Basketball Women's Team

Colorado Springs, CO. (May 23, 2003) BYU sophomore forward Danielle Cheesman is one of 58 of the nation's top collegiate women's players invited to tryout for one of two 12-member USA Basketball collegiate squads competing this summer in international competitions.

The trials are being held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 22-25. The 58 players will be competing for a spot on the USA World Championship For Young Women team and the USA Pan American Games team.

The USA Young Women's National Team which will be comprised of athletes 21-years-old and younger will compete in the inaugural FIBA World Championships in Sibenik Croatia, July 25-Aug. 3, while the 2003 Pan American Games will be played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from Aug. 2-9.

Cheesman, a 6-2 forward from Orem, Utah and Mountain View High School, finished the 2002-03 campaign as the team's third leading scorer and second leading rebounder averaging 11.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. She was selected to the MWC All-Tournament Team and was also honored as an MWC Second Team All Conference recipient.

Lindsay Thomas from CSU was also selected. The two 12-member teams will be announced on Sunday, May 25.