UWS' Byrne, Linzmeier to Play for USA

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- UW-Superior basketball players Bronson Byrne and Sally Linzmeier have both been chosen to play for the United States in the 2013 Division III Brazil Tour, which runs Aug. 4-13.

The teams, both men and women, started orientation camp in Orlando, Fla. this past Sunday and will depart for Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday for three doubleheaders before going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the tour's final contests on Aug. 10.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for two of our best basketball student-athletes at UW-Superior," UW-Superior athletics director Steve Nelson said. "This is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for them and I wish them all the best as they compete for Team USA."

Byrne and Linzmeier were both picked from a nationwide pool of Division III players, with the men's and women's team now consisting of players who have previously been recognized as All-American, all-region, or all-conference.

Entering his senior season with the Yellowjackets, Bryne in the 2012-13 seasons averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. Linzmeier is entering her junior collegiate season, and in the 2012-13 season she averaged 16.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

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