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Burdick Pushing To Make Another USA Team




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Lady Vol rising junior Cierra Burdick is one of five Tennessee players vying for spots on USA Basketball teams over the weekend during trials for the upcoming FIBA U19 World Championships and World University Games.

Burdick, Ariel Massengale, Isabelle Harrison, Meighan Simmons and Bashaara Graves are in contention for spots on the WUG squad, while Graves and incoming freshman Jordan Reynolds are trying to make the U19 team. 

USA Basketball's John Holt caught up with Burdick in Colorado Springs and shares her thoughts on being in camp and competing for another spot on an international team.

-- USA Basketball: Cierra Burdick Returns To Summertime Roots

Former Lady Vol Semeka Randall Named Head Coach at Alabama A&M

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Former Lady Vol Semeka Randall has been named the new head women's basketball coach at Alabama A&M University, Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks announced Thursday.

Randall played at Tennessee from 1998-2001, and was a key member of the 1998 NCAA Championship team that went 39-0. The native of Cleveland, Ohio, was also earned Kodak and AP All-American honors in 1999 and 2000. After graduating from UT with a degree in Speech Communication, Randall was the 17th pick in the 2001 WNBA draft and went on to play professionally for three years with the Seattle Storm, Utah Starzz and San Antonio Stars, as well as played internationally during the WNBA off-season.

She began her coaching career as an assistant at Cleveland State, then moved to Michigan State in 2004, and helped the Spartans to the 2004 NCAA Championship game. She also served as an assistant at West Virginia from 2007-08, before moving on to head coach at Ohio University from 2008-2013.

Alabama A&M University: ALABAMA A&M ATHLETICS - HIRES FORMER LADY VOL SEMEKA RANDALL

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