The 16-member squad that will compete at the 2009 World University Games was selected on Friday during a double-elimination trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The World University Games will be held July 1-12 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Qualifying for the women's team were finweight Anees Hasnain (McKinney, Texas/UCLA), flyweight Cheryl Krause (Fairfax Station, Va./George Mason), bantamweight Aziza Chambers (Springfield, Ohio/Dayton), featherweight Kasey Mallard (Dallas Texas/Dallas Baptist), lightweight Whitney Daniel (Virginia Beach, Va./Rutgers), welterweight Bonny Su (Garland, Texas/Texas), middleweight Brandi Powers (Nottingham, Md./Stevenson) and heavyweight Maia Eubanks (Houston, Texas/Rice).
The men's team is comprised of finweight Johnny Nguyen (Chandler, Ariz./Arizona State), flyweight James Howe (San Ramon, Calif./Diablo Valley), bantamweight Jason Hwang (Alta Loma, Calif./Cal State-San Bernardino), featherweight Terrence Jennings (Woodbridge Va./Northern Virginia C.C.), lightweight Stefan Webb (Littleton, Colo./Metro State), welterweight Kristopher Uy (Walnut Creek, Calif./Diablo Valley), middleweight Jayson Grant (Worcester, Mass./Quinsigamond C.C.) and heavyweight TJ Leising (Albuquerque, N.M./Santa Clara).
NOTE: Terrence Jennings is the only team member with prior World University Games experience, having been a member of the 2005 World University Games team that competed in Izmir, Turkey...2009 National Collegiate champions on the team include Nguyen, Howe, Hwang, Jennings, Chambers, Su, Grant and Powers...National Collegiate champions from previous years include Grant ('08), Chambers ('07) and Jennings ('05 & '06).
View complete results HERE.