Anyone who has watched Mikayla Pivec play basketball at Oregon State is not surprised by this selection to USA's Pan Am team.
I think she is the most versatile player in the Pac-12 conference and maybe beyond that. Her hard work and dedication is just part of her secret. Shooting, rebounding, passing and hustle add up to a combination that showed everyone at the four-day trials she earned a spot on the roster.
Here are the details on the selection from OSU Athletics:
Oregon State guard Mikayla Pivec has made the 12-player roster to represent the United States at the Pan-American Games this summer, USA Basketball announced Monday.
The team was selected by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee following four days of trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The team members will return to Colorado Springs for training camp July 23-Aug. 5, before competing in the women's basketball tournament at the 2019 Pan American Games from Aug. 6-10 in Lima, Peru.
Pivec, an All-Pac-12 selection, averaged 15.2 points and 9.2 rebounds on the year. She shot 52.6 percent from the floor, the second-best percentage in the Pac-12 and the fifth-best percentage by a guard in the nation. A junior biohealth science major, Pivec is currently 14thin program history with 1,167 career points and ninth in career rebounds with 734.
The guard from Lynnwood, Wash. ended the year with six double-doubles in her final nine games, and averaging 19.2 points and 10.4 rebounds over that stretch. Pivec has earned back-to-back Pac-12 Academic First Team honors, and earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honors this season.
As a team, the Beavers finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 26-8, one of the top-five records in program history. Oregon State made its fourth consecutive Sweet 16, and earned an NCAA Tournament berth for the sixth-straight year.
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