Regis Jesuit girls basketball's Fran Belibi named to U.S. under-17 national team

Regis Jesuit Mullen girls basketball

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Regis Jesuit's Fran Belibi will again get to showcase her talents on the international stage.

Belibi, the girls basketball star who recently committed to Stanford University, was named to the U.S. under-17 national team on Wednesday. She was also a member of the under-16 team last summer that won gold in Argentina.

According to Regis Jesuit coach Carl Mattei, Belibi is the first girl from Colorado make both the U16 and U17 teams since former ThunderRidge star Abby Waner, who was named national player of the year during her senior year in 2004-05.

Belibi was named to the roster of 12 following a week-long training camp held in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. At the start of the camp, 158 athletes were vying for a spot.

The U17 national team will be competing in Latvia (July 14-16) and then Belarus for U17 World Cup from July 21-29.

Belibi is a multi-sport athlete, having qualified twice for the state tennis tournament.