staff, staff, July 13, 2015

Recently, when the United States fields a women's team in the World University Games, it brings home the gold.

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It did so for the sixth consecutive time Monday, as the U.S. topped Canada, 82-63, in the Gold Medal Game in Gwangju, South Korea.

The U.S., which also won gold in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, was led by Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown.

?It?s a great honor to represent the USA and to be able to coach this group,? McKeown said to "To see them gel together in a short period of time and play as well as they did together over here was really fortunate for all of us.?

And, it was Michigan State star Aerial Powers who led the U.S. in the final, finishing with a game-high 27 points and nine rebounds.

"It feels great, and I?m so excited," Powers said. "I?m on cloud nine. I can?t stop smiling ear-to-ear. I look at this thing and see all the hard work we put into it. All the basketball through the years. I started playing as a little girl with my Dad taking me to the court, my mom taking me to the basketball games, my brother helping me out. All of that hard work has paid off. I did it with a group of girls who also have been working hard. Many don?t get the chance to say they played for the USA, and many don?t get to say they won a gold medal.

The USA is 106-15 all-time at the World University Games with 10 gold medals to its credit, plus six silver medals.