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Bluder set to coach USA Pan-Am Games team

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KWWL) -

Iowa women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder is taking things international in a couple weeks. Bluder will be head coach of team USA at the Pan-Am Games July 16-20 in Toronto, Canada.

Bluder is the second Iowa women's coach to receive the honor. Former Hawkeye coach C. Vivian Stringer guided team USA to a bronze medal in 1991.

“Just to represent the U.S. is special. I am so proud to have Iowa on our jersey, but it’s neat to have U.S.A. on our jersey as well," said Bluder, "There is no bigger compliment than to represent the United States.”

The team has been training in Colorado Springs, and will fly to Canada on July 8, to continue practicing prior to the event.

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