From Washington University Athletics
Washington University in St. Louis junior forward Andrew Sanders will conclude his final weeks of the summer as part of the Global Sports Academy's 2016 Men's Basketball Goodwill Tour in Europe. Sanders has been invited to join Global Sports Academy for its 10-day trip to Belgium, England and Holland from August 8-16.
Sanders will be part of a 10-member team scheduled to play three games against various club teams throughout Europe. There will also be several sightseeing opportunities as the group travels to numerous cities, including Brussels, Amsterdam and London.
A First-Team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, he averaged a team-best 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in 25 starts for the Bears at power forward a year ago. Sanders scored in double figures in 20 of 25 games played, including a career-best 26 points in a 96-80 win at Case Western Reserve University Jan. 15.
He recorded a team-high 12 double-doubles, and led the UAA in free-throws attempted (159) and was second in free-throws made (111). Sanders also ranked third in the conference in rebounding, sixth in scoring and seventh in field-goal percentage (51.3).
Sanders will be the lone Division III student-athlete on the roster, joining nine Division I teammates: Joel Angus III (Southeast Missouri State), Turner Botz (Wisconsin Green Bay), Andrew Drone (Rice), Aaron Jordan (Illinois), Quentin Peterson (VMI), Mike Rodriguez (Southern Illinois-Carbondale), Tyler Smithpeters (Southern Illinois-Carbondale), Christian Thieneman (Marshall), Brandon Watkins (West Virginia).
About Global Sports Academy
Global Sports Academy is an organization created to arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels. To "Promote International Goodwill" and a better understanding between nations through sports is our major goal. With Global Sports Academy you will experience the thrill of international sports competition, attend cultural events and see the historical sites of the world.
Global Sports Academy ("GSA") has been participating in domestic and international competition since 1991. It was initially established to provide athletes overseas playing opportunities in Ice Hockey and it has grown to support a total of 12 different sports that compete in 25 different countries.
In 1991, the organization was incorporated with its mission to create and arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels internationally. To "Promote International Goodwill" and a better understanding between nations through sports is the major goal.