STORRS, Conn. (February 10, 2004) Former UConn womens basketball standout and current member of the WNBAs Detroit Shock, Swin Cash, is one of four players invited to the 2004 USA Basketball Womens Senior National Team training camp on Feb. 19 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Joining Cash at the Feb. 19-27 training camp will be Cheryl Ford (Detroit Shock), Ruth Riley (Detroit Shock ) and Nikki Teasley (L.A. Sparks).
The four players will be among a number of athletes competing for the final three spots on the 2004 USA Basketball Womens Senior National Team which will compete at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece from August 13-29.
Following the first three days of training in Jacksonville, Fla., the U.S. Senior National Team will depart for Cuba for a three-game exhibition series vs. the Cuba National Team in Havana on Feb. 24-26.
Already slated to play on the 2004 U.S. Senior National squad in Athens are Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), Shannon Johnson (San Antonio Silver Stars), Lisa Leslie (L.A. Sparks), DeLisha Milton-Jones (L.A. Sparks), Katie Smith (Minnesota Lynx), Dawn Staley (Charlotte Sting), Sheryl Swoopes (Houston Comets) and Tina Thompson (Houston Comets).
The U.S. Senior National Team will also hold training camps on March 18-28 (Europe) and April 4-13 (New Orleans, La.) Each of those training periods will feature additional players who will also be considered for the final three spots on the squad.