USA Volleyball Tryout Homepage
The University of
Minnesota will be well represented as nine student-athletes head to Colorado
Springs, Colo., to compete at the USA Women's National Team Open Tryout, Feb. 20-22.
Held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC), the Gopher contingent consists
of Maddie Beal, Alyssa Goehner, Erica Handley, Molly Lohman, Katie Schau, Samantha
Seliger Swenson, Hannah Tapp, Paige Tapp, and Sarah Wilhite.
The tryouts begin on
Friday, Feb. 20 until 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 22. The process will be used
primarily to identify prospective athletes for the U.S. Women's National
Volleyball Team. Athletes not invited to participate with the National Team may
be invited to attend a second tryout as part of the U.S. Collegiate National
Teams program (formerly U.S. Women's Senior A2 Teams).
USA Volleyball will have
one U.S. Collegiate National Team of 12 athletes and two coaches travel to the
World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, June 28-July 14,
The second option for
the selected U.S. Collegiate National Team is a 12-team, two-coach group that
will travel to China for a series of training sessions and matches, June 12-26.
The third option is training and participation at the 2015 USA Volleyball
Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC) held in New Orleans. A projected 36
athletes will be invited to participate in the program with training beginning
on June 21-30, followed by the competition portion June 26-29. U.S. Collegiate
National Teams will compete against each other while serving as inspiration for
junior athletes competing in the GJNC on what the next level of competition is
like in college.
Good luck to all