Tennessee's Hannah Wilkinson and Alabama's Celia Jiménez Delgado made the cut for the final roster selections for the 2015 Women's World Cup. The finals of the tournament start June 6 and is being played throughout Canada.
Wilkinson will be appearing in her second World Cup for New Zealand after being used as a substitute in all three of New Zealand's matches during the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany. At the age of 22, the forward already has had 69 appearances for the Football Ferns and has scored 22 goals. For Tennessee, Wilkinson has 22 goals in 49 games and will be a senior in 2015. New Zealand will be in Group A and will face the Netherlands, hosts Canada and China.
Jiménez Delgado, an Alabama newcomer for 2015, will represent Spain in group E. The native of Andalusia has three appearances for the senior Spanish national team and has played the past two collegiate seasons at Iowa Western Community College. Spain faces Costa Rica, Brazil and South Korea.
In addition to the two active players, several alumni of SEC schools have also been named to the final rosters including Abby Wambach (United States, Florida), Rafaelle Souza (Brazil, Ole Miss), Merel van Dongen (Netherlands, Alabama), Allysha Chapman (Canada, LSU), Adriana Leon (Canada, Florida), Monica Alvarado (Mexico, Mississippi State), Rhian Wilkinson (Canada, Tennessee) and Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, Tennessee). Vanderbilt's Lina Granados was named to Colombia's preliminary roster but failed to make the final cut.