Harberts Wins Gold with the U.S. at the World University Games|
July 15, 2013
KAZAN, Russia - Trojan senior forward Cassie Harberts and the USA Women's Basketball World University Games Team defeated Russia 90-71 to capture gold in the 2013 World University Games on Monday in Kazan, Russia.
Harberts scored eight points in 25 minutes of action to help the squad to the gold. Through six total games and one start in the games, Harberts averaged 7.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in an average of 18.8 minutes of work per game. She also tallied six steals, seven assists and two blocks. Overall she was 16-for-25 (.640) from the field and 10-for-12 (.833) from the charity stripe.
On the victory, Harberts said, "It is the greatest feeling in the world to be able to represent your country and be with these 12 girls and the coaches for three weeks and come out here and win a gold medal."
The victory marked the third consecutive gold medal for the U.S. in the World University Games and the ninth gold for the team in the event's history. Since 1973, the first year the U.S. women competed in the WUGs, the U.S. has compiled a 101-15 record.
Harberts enters her senior season in 2013-14, after a stellar junior campaign where the All-Pac-12 Team honoree started all 31 games for the Trojans, averaging 18.0 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. She set the USC record for free throws made (207) and attempted (298) in a single season. She excelled in the classroom as well, earning Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention accolades. Harberts is currently ranked No. 16 all-time in scoring at USC with 1,293 career points.
Harberts previously won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2010 FIBA Americans U18 Championships.