UA’s Wolfenbarger named to U19 USA World Cup team

Jersey Wolfenbarger admitted she had to read the email multiple times before it sank in that she would be representing Team USA in the U19 World Cup.

The University of Arkansas freshman was headed to watch a play for a theater class with a few Razorback teammates when the message was delivered. She was checking her email for her ticket receipt for the production when she saw something from USA Basketball.

“I opened it up and it was like, ‘Congratulation on making the team,’ ” said Wolfenbarger, a McDonald’s All-American at Fort Smith Northside. “I was like, ‘Wait a second. Is this real?’

“So I read it three times, and my teammates who were with me had to read it, too. They were like, ‘Yes, you moron. You made the team, that’s what this means.’ ”

Nine of the 12-person roster already had been selected, but Wolfenbarger was part of a group of five that was competing for the final three spots.

“So now it’s going to be a monthlong opportunity to go prove myself and hopefully win gold for our country,” she said.

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