Texas' head coach Karen Aston, right, speaks with Brooke McCarty(11) and Ariel Atkins (23) during a Big 12 Conference basketball game at the Erwin Center. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas Coach Karen Aston to serve on USA Basketball committee

Aston has guided the Longhorns to four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament

Posted April 24th, 2017

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  • George Washington head coach Jennifer Rizzotti will serve as chair of the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee

Big 12 Coach of the Year Karen Aston has been appointed to the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee, it was announced Monday.

Texas head coach Karen Aston has led the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament four consecutive seasons. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

George Washington head coach Jennifer Rizzotti will serve as chair of the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee. Kara Lawson Barling, a 2008 gold medalist, will serve as the athlete representative, and joining Rizzotti as representatives of the NCAA are Aston, Temple head coach Tonya Cardoza and North Carolina State head coach Wes Moore.

“I am extremely proud to be part of USA Basketball and am humbled by this opportunity to work with the greats of our game,” Aston said. “I feel blessed and appreciative to have a chance to be part of the process of representing our sport and our country in international competition.”

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The USA Basketball Junior National Team Committees, comprised of NCAA and athlete representatives, will issue invitations for trials and training camps and select coaching staffs and team members for college-aged teams, including USA Basketball U18 and U19 National Teams that will compete in the 2017 and 2019 FIBA U19 World Cups and 2018 and 2020 FIBA Americas U18 Championships, as well as the 2019 Pan American Games.

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