University of Utah women's basketball player Mikki Kane has been selected as an alternate to the U.S. Olympic Festival Team, the U.S. Olympic Committee reported Wednesday. Over 600 players tried out for 48 positions and 12 alternate berths. Kane, a 6-foot sophomore forward, will play for the West Team at the U.S.Olympic Festival, which is slated for July 13-16 in Los Angeles.
Kane, who moved into a starting role midway through the season, earned first-team all-WAC honors. After leading the Utes to the WAC Tournament championship and an NCAA bid, Kane was named all-tourney and WAC Tournament MVP. She averaged 13.1 points (17.5 ppg in WAC play) and 6.2 rebounds per game.