Teri Moren Wins Gold With USA At FIBA U18 Women’s Championships
BUENOS AIRES – Indiana head coach Teri Moren helped USA Basketball’s U18 women’s team to a gold medal with a victory over Canada in the final at the FIBA U18 Women’s Championships on Sunday night.
USA defeated Canada, 82-77, as Moren served as an assistant for the team, who played in the event in Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 13-19. It marked her first official stint with USA Basketball after serving as a court coach during trials in 2021. She joins her current student-athlete and support staff members to earn a gold medal as senior guard Grace Berger (2021 Pan American games) and team and recruitment coordinator Ali Patberg (2015 FIBA U19 World Championships) each have gold medals through USA Basketball.
Entering her ninth season with the Hoosiers in 2022-23, Moren has guided the program to four NCAA Tournament appearances and seven consecutive 20-win seasons. IU finished the 2021-22 season by tying a program-record 24 wins and advanced to its first Big Ten Tournament championship game in 20 years. In her eight seasons, Indiana is 172-89 as she is the program’s second all-time winningest coach as she has advanced to back-to-back Sweet Sixteens, an Elite Eight appearance in 2021 and a WNIT championship in 2018. All five starters garnered All-Big Ten honors in 2021-22 and junior forward Mackenzie Holmes and Grace Berger hauled in a combined four All-American honorable mention honors. In addition, Indiana was ranked as high as No. 4 in the Associated Press and No. 5 in the WBCA/USA Today coaches poll in 2021-22.