Former Oregon State standouts Ruth Hamblin and Jamie (Weisner) Scott will both represent Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Canada Basketball and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced. Currently ranked a program-high fifth in the FIBA World Ranking, Canada travels to Lima looking to defend their gold medal from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Canada is in Group A for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and will face Brazil (August 6), Paraguay (August 7) and Puerto Rico (August 8) in the preliminary round. Hamblin and Scott will be joined in Lima by current Beaver Mikayla Pivec, who will be representing the USA. Hamblin earned recognition as Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in her junior and senior seasons at Oregon State. The Academic All-American is the Pac-12’s record holder for career blocked shots, and ended her career 10th in NCAA history in that statistic. Hamblin also holds Oregon State’s career and single season records for rebounds, and is among the top-10 scorers in program history. Scott was named a WBCA All-American her senior year, as well as Pac-12 Player of the Year. The guard was a two-time All-Pac-12 honoree, and finished her career with 1,777 career points, the seventh best total in school history, and the No. 37 total in the history of the Pac-12. Scott is also among the top-10 in Pac-12 history in career 3-pointers.
CORVALLIS – Oregon State guard Jasmine Simmons will represent Australia at the 30th World University Games, which began July 3 in Naples, Italy. Simmons joins an 11-player squad nicknamed the Emerging Opals. The team opened its tournament against Finland, before facing Canada. The Emerging Opals wrapped up group play against China. Elimination rounds began Sunday, July 7. The World University Games is the largest multi-sport event apart from the Olympic Games and features almost 10,000 athletes who are currently completing university studies competing across 18 disciplines. Simmons will join the likes of former Beavers Sydney Wiese and Ruth Hamblin, who competed in the event in 2015.