Posted: Jun 26, 2011 10:28 AM
COLUMBIA - The most recent addition to the Missouri Women's Basketball team Liene Priede has been named to the 2011 Latvia national team. Priede a 5'10 guard, is currently in Poland for the European Championship which is in progress and will conclude with the Championship game on July 3rd.
Priede is no stranger to international competition having played for the Latvian junior national teams the last five years. She represented Latvia in the 2009 and 2010 U-20 European Championships, 2007 and 2008 U-18 European Championships and the 2006 U-16 European Championships.
Priede looks to use her experience playing against Europe's elite this summer to help prepare for her upcoming season in the Big 12, one of the nation's toughest Women's Basketball Conferences.