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Allen Selected for Great Britain Olympic Team

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 06/22/2012
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LONDON - Oral Roberts University women’s basketball alumnus Dominique Allen will represent her native country of Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, as confirmed today by the British Olympic Association. Allen is the first member of the ORU women’s basketball program to compete at the Olympic Games.

Fellow 2012 alumnus Georgia Jones was a member of Great Britain’s Olympic training camp, but did not make the final cut.

“We are very proud of Dom and excited that she has the opportunity to represent both Great Britain and the ORU women’s basketball program this summer in London,” said ORU Head Coach Misti Cussen. “Our program is also very proud of Georgia, who had a fantastic career at ORU and will no doubt be a fixture on the international basketball circuit for years to come.”

Allen played in 107 games over her four-year career at ORU. The Birmingham, England native averaged 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, and she participated on two Summit League regular season championship squads.

Allen is the second ORU product to compete internationally in the last two years. Last summer, rising senior Kevi Luper represented Team USA and the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Recently, Allen has spent the summer playing a series of tune-up games with the Great Britain team. The squad has defeated national teams from the Czech Republic, Canada, Argentina and South Korea in recent weeks.

Great Britain’s opener at the Olympic Games is scheduled for July 28, when the team faces Australia.

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