Lisa Bluder to Coach Team USA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  – After making her first Sweet 16 as a Head Coach, Iowa’s Lisa Bluder has a new team to lead.  Team USA.

Bluder has been named Head Coach of the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team.

Bluder previously helped USA Basketball to a gold medal as an assistant coach at the 2001 World University Games.

The 2015 Pan American Games women’s basketball competition will take place July 16-20 in Toronto, Canada. The USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee selects players and coaches for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team, and the United States Olympic Committee approves the coaching staff.

Bluder led the Hawkeyes to a 26-8 record this year before losing to Baylor in the Sweet 16.