Bratislava, Slovakia — Four Tennessee Lady Vol basketball players exchanged the Orange and White for the Red, White and Blue of USA teams this summer and all mined gold.
Latest to earn the gold are incoming University of Tennessee basketball freshmen 6-4 post Vicki Baugh (Sacramento, Calif.) and 6-0 guard Angie Bjorklund (Spokane, WA), who both helped the USA to an 8-0 record on the USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team. Today, the USA defeated Sweden, 99-57, as both players contributed to the victory. Earlier this summer, rising seniors Alexis Hornbuckle and Nicky Anosike helped to lead the USA to the 2007 Pan American Games gold medal in Brazil.
In the U19 gold medal game, Bjorklund registered 11 points, added one rebound and two assists in 16 minutes of action. Baugh, a starting post, scored five points, claimed nine rebounds to go along with three blocks and a steal in 17 minutes on the hardwood.
“This was definitely af little intro to college basketball, and I’m a better player because of it,” Bjorklund said. “It was a good experience for me.”