Agnes Scott's Genefine Sapateh and Arielle Register have been selected by the American International Sports Teams (AIST) to represent the USA in an international basketball tour in Italy the summer of 2013.
The US team will consist of ten players from NCAA DI, DII, DIII, junior colleges and NAIA schools. There will be two female teams and one male team. The team will play 4-5 games over a period of 10 days. Players are selected based on season statistics, coach nominations, or through scouting.
Over the past four years, Sapateh has been the leading scorer each year with a season high of 387 points during her sophomore season. Sapateh has been the team's leading rebounder for the past three years with a season high of 250 rebounds her sophomore year. She holds the school record for career total rebounds with 866 and career points with 1300. Sapateh has been named to the GSAC All-Conference team four consecutive years and became the second Agnes Scott player to reach 1000 career points.
Over the past four years, Register has been the second leading scorer each year with a career high of 269 points this year. She has also been the team leader in steals each year with a season high of 61 her sophomore year. In addition, she has been the team leader in assists for the past three years and holds the school record for steals with 227 total and assists with 321 total. Register became the third Agnes Scott player to reach the 1000 career points and was named to the GSAC All-Conference team.
Sapateh graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Register graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
"I am really grateful for the opportunity and excited to get back on the court and see what all Italy has to offer" said Sapateh.
The objective of AIST is to give these athletes the opportunity to represent the USA and compete at a very high level against very good international competition.