Johannah Leedham & Great Britain to Face Team USA on ESPN2 Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball contest will be an exhibition in preparation for upcoming Summer Games
RINDGE, N.H. (July 17, 2012) – Former Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball standout Johannah Leedham (Ellesmere Port, England) and Great Britain on Wednesday will face Team USA in an exhibition, which can be seen live at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The contest will be a tune-up for both teams as they prepare for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London.
Last month, Leedham was one of 12 players selected to compete for the British National Team as it marks the first time in the nation’s history that Great Britain will be represented at the Olympic Games in the sport of women’s basketball.
Leedham starred at Franklin Pierce from 2006-10 and is the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball history with 3,050 career points. She was twice named the WBCA/State Farm Division II National Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010.
The women’s basketball program soared to unparalleled heights during her career, including winning back-to-back Northeast-10 Conference championships (2009 & 2010), three-straight NCAA East Regional championships (2008-10), a trip to the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship game and a berth in the 2010 Final Four.
Following her outstanding collegiate career, Leedham was drafted by the Connecticut Sun in the third round of the 2010 WNBA Draft. She has played two seasons of professional basketball overseas since leaving Franklin Pierce, including this past season for the Bulleen Boomers in Australia.
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