BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- A pair of All-MIAC women's basketball players are headed to Brazil later this month to represent Team USA, as Bethel forward Taite Anderson and Hamline forward Reilly Geistfield have both been named to the D-3 Team USA roster.
The rising seniors will meet their new teammates in Orlando, Fla. on July 8 and travel to Sao Paola, Brazil the following day. Team USA will match up with a pair of U-22 teams on July 10 and 11 before moving to Rio De Janeiro for games against Queimados and Fluminese to close out the trip.
Anderson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) was the second-leading scorer in the MIAC last season with 16.7 points per game overall to go along with a clip of 16.4 during conference play. A 56.4 percent shooter from the field, Anderson led all MIAC scorers with 450 total points on the year. From the charity stripe, she had the second most made free throws with 95 and led the league in free throw attempts with 163.
Geistfeld (St. James, Minn. | Martin County West) ranked second among all MIAC competitors with 105 free throws made as a junior last season and finished third in scoring average at 16.5 points per game. Her 305 points scored was the most of any player in the league in conference games. Geistfeld will enter her senior season just 91 points shy of 1,000 for her college career.
|2019 Team USA D-3 Women's Basketball Team - Brazil Tour|
|Taite Anderson||Bethel University|
|Mady Burdett||Whitman College|
|Molly Danielson||Linfield College|
|Reilly Geistfeld||Hamline University|
|Hannah Holt||University of Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|Allaira Jones||University of Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|Madison McCoy||University of Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|Marissa Schroeder||Loras College|
|Shayne Smith||Monmouth College|