June 28, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Florida State women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau has a gold medal to add to her impressive list of career accomplishments.
Semrau, who has been serving as an assistant coach with the U18 Women’s National Team, helped coach up a squad of American players that won the gold medal Sunday evening with an 81-38 triumph over Brazil in the championship game the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
In five victories in Colorado Springs, Colo., Team USA outscored its opponents by an average of 55.8 points.
The gold medal is the USA’s fourth straight in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, going back to 2000. Since the USA first began competing in the tournament in 1988, it has amassed a 38-2 record in tournament games and has won gold medals in 1988, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Also, as one of the top four finishing teams in this year’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women, the USA earned a berth in the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships next summer in Chile.