DURHAM, N.C. – Following a standout freshman campaign with the Duke women’s basketball team, Miela Goodchild has been named one of 17 athletes selected to attend the Australian Gems final selection camp to be held at the Centre of Excellence from May 30 through June 2 ahead of the FIBA Under-19 World Cup.
After the conclusion of the four days of camp, the final team will be announced for the FIBA Under-19 World Cup to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from July 20-28.
Other athletes attending camp include Isobel Anstey, Isabelle Boune, Chelsea D’Angelo, Agnes Emma-Nnopu, Alexandra Fowler, Ashlee Hannan, Shyla Heal, Juliva Motuga, Isabel Palmer, Gemma Potter, Darcy Rees, Kelsey Rees, Lily Scanlon, Jazmin Shelley, Samantha Simons and Sara-Rose Smith.
Goodchild, a native of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, drained a Duke freshman record 73 three-pointers in 30 contests, while averaging 10.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals as a rookie in 2018-19. She ranked sixth nationally with a 44.5 three-point field goal percentage.
Her 44.5 three-point field goal percentage was the third-highest nationally by a freshman. Goodchild turned in the eighth-most three-pointers made (73) in ACC freshman history and also hit a team-high 87.1 free throw percentage.
The Gems have had success at the U-19 World Cup as past squads have won gold (1993), silver (1997) and bronze (1989, 2013 and 2015).
Australia is currently ranked seventh in the world and will face the United States (No. 1), Hungary (No. 14) and Korea (No. 15) in the group stage.