Information from the Arizona media relations department contributed to this report.
Incoming sophomore forward Lauren Ware, who can still classify as a freshman because of COVID-19 affecting last season, has been named to the 2021 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team.
She is one of 12 athletes to be named to the team and is one of two Pac-12 players on the team. Te-Hina Paopao of Oregon is the other. UCLA coach Cori Close is the head coach of the team.
Ware and Team USA will start the U19 World Cup in Hungary on Aug.t 7.
Ware played a large role on the Arizona team that played in the program’s first Final Four this season. She played in all 27 games and was second on the team in blocks (with 30, Sam Thomas had 33) and fourth on the team in rebounds (3.8 a game).
She had a double-double in her third career game vs. USC, scoring a season-high 12 points to go along with 12 rebounds and had her second-career double-double against Idaho with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, including eight offensive rebounds.
Ware had 10 games with at least five rebounds ]and blocked a shot in 21 of Arizona’s 27 games and had three blocks twice.