March 17, 2014
University of Minnesota volleyball’s Adrianna Nora (Stillwater, Minn.) is one of 12 players named to the United States Collegiate National Team roster, announced today by USA Volleyball. Nora will compete with Team USA on its European Tour, July 8-19.
Nora marks the second Gopher student-athlete to be named to a U.S. Collegiate National Team as Hannah Tapp will represent Team USA on the China tour, June-17-27. Earning one of 12 spots on this roster, Nora is also one of four hailing from a Big Ten school. Like Tapp’s opportunity, this program is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team.
The players will depart July 8 with the first destination Venice, Italy, followed by a four-day training camp in Maribor, Slovenia. The squad will train and have friendly scrimmages with Slovenia’s national team and Under-20 national team, along with other countries’ Under-20 national teams. The U.S. will travel to Pula, Croatia, to compete in the Global Challenge July 13-18. The tour is being organized in conjunction with Bring It Promotions.
A 6-foot, 3-inch opposite, Nora completed her junior season with the Gophers in 2013. Transferring to the Minnesota program from Baylor last year, Nora made the most of her opportunity. Playing in 93 sets and 31 matches, Nora became an All-America honorable mention and an All North Region selection. She ranked fourth on the team in kills (218), kills per set (2.34) and hit .303 as a junior.
Gophers Receive B1G Laurels
Santana, Seliger-Swenson and McCutcheon garner B1G Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year.
Wilhite, Seliger-Swenson Garner Weekly Awards
Wilhite was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week, while Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Gophers earn No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament
Minnesota will host the first and second rounds at the Sports Pavilion, hosting Jackson State, UNI and Marquette.