Three University of Rhode Island students; junior Cassie Catlow from Saunderstown, junior Alisha DiFilippo of Hope and senior Lauren Hillberg of Westwood, Mass., were recently chosen as members of Team USA for the 2013 World University Games in Trentino, Italy.
Second only in importance to the Olympics Games, the World University Games showcase the finest student-athletes from all over the world. The 2013 Games were held Dec. 11-21.
The winter and summer World University Games take place every two years, and consist of seven compulsory sports in the winter and 12 compulsory sports in the summer as well as one to two optional sports chosen by the host country. The games are open to all student-athletes between the ages of 17-28, who are attending a university or who have not been out of college for more than a year.
On Dec. 20, the U.S. Women’s National University Team earned a 3-1 win over Japan, taking home the bronze medal for the 2013 Winter World University Games.
The medal is the first for the United States in either men’s or women’s competition at the Winter World University Games.