ORANGE, Calif. – The U.S. Department of State's Sports Diplomacy Office has announced that Chapman University women's basketball head coach Carol Jue has been chosen to a U.S. Women's Basketball Sports Envoy in Taiwan. Jue will be joined by former Tennessee head coach and U.S. Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Holly Warlick.
This program is a part of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) yearlong AIT@40 campaign, celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation since the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act. Each month of 2019 features a unique theme, highlighting the multifaceted nature of U.S.-Taiwan relationship.
Warlick and Jue will be involved in a variety of activities around Taipei and Kaohsiung, including workshops, discussions, and basketball clinics focusing on strengthening women's leadership in sports, fostering youth development, and empowering women and girls. The two sports envoys will also be guests of honor at the Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA) Cup University Basketball Tournament at the Kaohsiung Arena. This year's tournament will feature teams from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States.
Jue is no stranger to the women's basketball circuit in Taiwan. She took the Panthers to participate in the Jones Cup in 2010 and to the BLIA Cup in 2015. She is the winningest coach in Chapman women's basketball history with over 300 wins. She has led the Panthers to nine berths in the NCAA Division III Tournament and has been named the SCIAC Coach of the Year in three of the last four years.
More information on the trip is available in AIT website.
By Steven Olveda
Sports Information Director
Portions of this release courtesy of AIT