LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Sophomore guard Anna Lundquist played with the Sweden U23 National Team in the Universiade. The Universiade was played in Taipei, Taiwan from August 19 - August 30.
"I'm extremely thankful to have experienced the Universiade," stated Lundquist. "It was one of the coolest thing I've ever done. To play with the national team is very important to me, and the experience of the Universiade motivated me even more to work for my dreams to become a professional player and to play with the senior national team of Sweden."
The Universiade is the Olympic Games for student athletes, where there were over 7,000 athletes from 170 countries in 22 different sports that were competing.
Lundquist and the U23 National Team from Sweden played Hungary, Chile and Taipei in the first round. In that first round they first defeated Hungary 85-57, before falling to Taipei 65-58. They then defeated Chile 82-39 in the final game of the first round. In the Quarterfinals, Sweden played Japan, "a team that had a basketball intelligence and quickness that both impressed and inspired us," Lundquist noted; Japan would defeat Sweden 90-51.
Sweden was then playing for 5th-8th place. First up was the Czech Republic which Lundquist and her squad took down 85-76. Then they faced the United States of America and fell 86-65 to land in 6th place overall.
Lundquist played in all six games and totaled 117 minutes played. She scored 23 points and hit four from behind the arc. She finished with 13 rebounds, seven assists and 10 steals. In her freshman year with Siena, she recorded 69 points, 58 rebounds, 22 assists and 14 steals.