USA VOLLEYBALL RELEASE
Gopher Volleyball's Regan Pittman is one of 12 members named to USA's Junior National roster. which will compete in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship, July 14-23, in Boca del Rio and Cordoba, Mexico.
The U.S. qualified for the World Championship by winning gold at the 2017 Women's U20 Pan American Cup in San Jose, Costa Rica, which also featured Pittman earlier this summer. Also traveling with the team is Gopher Volleyball athletic trainer Ronni Beatty-Kollasch. The roster was chosen from a 16-player training group who were evaluated July 2-11 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The FIVB Women's U20 World Championship is a 16-team event with four pools of four teams playing a round-robin format in the first round. The top two teams in each pool advance to the gold bracket, while the bottom two teams in each pool will battle for positions 9-16. Team USA, which is part of Pool C in Boca del Rio, opens the competition against Brazil on July 14, followed by NORCECA rival Cuba on July 15, Serbia on July 16. Brazil qualified for the World Championship by winning the 2016 South American Women's U20 Championship.
2017 FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship
Pool C at Boca del Rio, Mexico
July 14: USA vs. Brazil, 10 p.m. ET
July 15: USA vs. Cuba, 9 p.m. ET
July 16: USA vs. Serbia, 7 p.m. ET
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