Record Attendance Projected for Open Tryouts

by Emily Adams Knight on February 10, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2011) – USA Volleyball projects a record 215 athletes will participate in open tryouts for the U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Women’s National A2 Program and U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. The tryouts are set for Feb. 25-27, 2011, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The tryouts are open to current college-age athletes and older. The U.S. Women’s National Team program is open to athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to train full-time. This program could begin as early as March 2011, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded. Athletes who will have remaining collegiate eligibility may still participate in the program with participation beginning May 2011 or when their scholastic calendar ends.

Athletes in college with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2011 season and not selected to the USA Women’s National Team may be invited to participate in the U.S. Women’s National Senior A2 Team. This program is tentatively scheduled to take place in Dallas from May 23 through June 1. A projected 36 athletes will be invited to participate in the program, which will include training and competition in the 2010 USA Volleyball Open National Championships in the Open Division from May 28-31. USA Volleyball considers the event as the National Championship for the sport of volleyball in the United States.

Tryout participants born in either 1992 or 1993 will be also considered for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team program. The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team will compete in the FIVB Women’s Junior (U-20) World Championship to be held July 21-30 in Peru.

A full roster of tryout participants will be available next week once all tryout participants are confirmed.

CREDIT:

Bill Kauffman

Manager, Media Relations and Publications

Phone: 719-228-6800

E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

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Author Emily Adams Knight

Emily Adams Knight played volleyball at the University of Southern California from 2001-2004 and was a member of two DI Women's National Championship teams (2002, 2003).   Emily is a three time AVCA 1st Team All American (2002, 2003, 2004) and a three time Academic All American (2002, 2003, 2004).   Following her success at USC, she played professionally in Puerto Rico in 2005. Emily's passion for sports runs deep.   Her brother, Justin, played volleyball at the collegiate level for the University of California Santa Barbara.  Her father, Alvan, played professional basketball for the Phoenix Suns for 13 years and her husband, Matt, played baseball at Davidson College.   A native of Phoenix Arizona,  Emily now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.