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Susan Bush
Height: 5-4 (1.60 m).
Weight: 125 (57 kg).
Born: November 10, 1980, in Houston, Texas.
Hometown: Houston, Texas.
College: University of North Carolina.


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent     Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN    G   A  Pts  Y   R

Czech Rep    Jan 7   8-1    1   1    59    1   1   3   0   0 Australia Cup
Sweden      Jan 10   0-0    1   0    45    0   0   0   0   0 Australia Cup
Australia   Jan 13   3-1    1   0    45    0   0   0   0   0 Australia Cup
Norway       Feb 6   2-3    1   0    24    0   0   0   0   0
Costa Rica  Jun 25   8-0    1   1    90    1   4   6   0   0 Gold Cup
Canada       Jul 1   4-1    1   0    17    0   0   0   0   0 Gold Cup
Italy        Jul 7   4-1    1   1    86    1   0   2   0   0

Total                       7   3   366    3   5  11   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1998 2-0-0 2/1 0 1 1
1999 1-0-0 1/1 0 0 0
2000 5-1-1 7/3 3 5 11
Total 8-1-1 10/5 3 6 12
College
Year Club GP G A Pts
1999 Univ. of North Carolina 21 4 9 17
2000 Univ. of North Carolina 12/12 9 4 22
Total 21 13 13 39
NCAA Champion - 1999, 2000

U.S. National Team: The youngest player and only high school age player to earn a spot in residency camp for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, she missed her last semester of high school while training full time with the national team in Florida ... 1998-1999: Called into the full national team for the first time at the December 1998 training camp in Los Angeles ... Earned her first cap against Ukraine at the age of 18 on Dec. 16, 1998, starting at forward and playing 72 minutes ... Earned her second cap four days later against Ukraine and picked up her first career point on an assist ... Played in one full international match for the USA in 1999 ... A member of the 1999 Nordic Cup champion U.S. U-21 National Team, she fought off injuries to score once off the bench and assisted in the game winning goal in the championship game ... The youngest member of the 1998 Under-21 Nordic Cup Team that competed in Holland, finishing second ... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 first-round victory over Finland ... First Appearance: Dec. 16, 1998 against Ukraine ... First Goal: Jan 7, 2000, vs. Czech Republic.

College/High School: Hailed as the top recruit in the nation as a senior in high school, she struggled with injuries during her freshman year at North Carolina, but played well enough to tally four goals with nine assists on the year while playing in 21 games ... Had a great College Cup tournament and was named the Offensive MVP as the Tar Heels won their 15th NCAA championship ... Did not play high school soccer for St. John's School, opting for the Houston Challenge club team ... She was a 1998 and '99 Parade High School All-American and the 1999 Parade High School Player of the Year ... A four-year letter-winner in field hockey, earning all-conference honors as a senior ... Played varsity basketball for two years, starting at point guard ... Also played one year of lacrosse.

Club: Played six years for the Challenge in Texas, from the Under-12 level ... In her six years with the club, she won five state championships, three regional crowns, finished second once and was national runner-up once, finishing second in the country with the U-16 Challenge in 1997.

Personal: Full name is Susan Elizabeth Bush ... Featured in Teen People during the Spring of 1999 as the Top Teen Athlete of the Month ... Enjoys hiking, black & white photography and painting ... Was featured in Sports Illustrated as the Old Spice High School Athlete of the Month.

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