A former Trojan basketball player who now plays in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) and a current Trojan have been selected by Basketball Australia to represent that country at the 2009 World University Games in July.
Amy Lewis, the fourth-leading scorer in Troy University history with 1,586 career points, was one of eight athletes chosen from the WNBL. Her career spanned the 2004-2008 seasons, during which she played in 115 games. Lewis is the University’s all-time leader in free throw percentage at 79 percent, fourth in field goals attempted (1,392), third in three-point field goals made (165) and fourth in three-point field goals attempted (460).
Current Trojan Alyce Shearing was also selected to play on the team. She averaged 13.6 points per game last year for the Trojans.
“This is a terrific honor for Amy and Alyce,” said Michael Murphy, TROY women’s basketball head coach. “It has been their dream to represent their country in international competition, and this is a great way to do that.”