A Gold Medal for Valerie Higgins ’16 at FIBA Americas U18 Championships

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USA U18 Women’s Basketball Team after their gold medal win on July 17, 2016. Photo: USA Basketball

After a 109-62 victory over Canada for Team USA in the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Valdivia, Chile, Valerie Higgins ’16 now has a gold medal to add to her list of accomplishments.

This was the USA U18 women’s eighth straight gold medal in the event. The team has nine gold medals overall.

Higgins had five steals in the title game, and the FIBA Americas U18 Championship was her first appearance on Team USA. She was named to the team in May 2016. In the fall she will attend USC as a freshman guard for Trojans.