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U.S. Collegiate National Team-China Tour Roster Announcement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 18, 2016) – The U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT-China) roster for their upcoming tour in China has been unveiled by USA Volleyball. This team, which is a part of USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline, is set to train and compete in a series of matches from June 18 to July 1. The tour will cover several cities in China, including Shanghai, Nanjing, and Beijing, with a short training period in Los Angeles. The CNT-China squad will travel alongside the Pac-12 Conference All-Star Team.

Meet the Players

The 12-player roster for the CNT-China team includes some exceptional talents from various universities across the United States. Here are the selected players:

Setters

  • Katie Brand (Kansas State University, Grand Island, Nebraska)
  • Ainise Havili (University of Kansas, Fort Worth, Texas)

Middle Blockers

  • Kaz Brown (University of Kentucky, Waterloo, Iowa)
  • Abby Cole (University of Michigan, Grand Haven, Michigan)
  • Jenna Rosenthal (Marquette University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

Outside Hitters

  • Madison Rigdon (University of Kansas, Pflugerville, Texas)
  • Tia Scambray (University of Washington, Dana Point, California)
  • Courtney Schwan (University of Washington, Auburn, Washington)
  • Alexa Smith (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Opposites

  • Audriana Fitzmorris (Incoming Stanford University, Overland Park, Kansas)
  • Jordan Thompson (University of Cincinnati, Edina, Minnesota)
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Libero

  • Morgan Heise (SMU, Hempstead, Texas)

The coaching staff for the team will be announced later this spring. It’s worth noting that the Pac-12 Conference will have four representatives on the team, with two players from Washington, and one each from Colorado and Stanford. The Big 12 Conference will have three players, including two teammates from Kansas and one from Kansas State.

FAQs

Q: How were the athletes selected for the team?
A: The athletes were chosen through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts that took place from February 19-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Q: Are there any notable players in the roster?
A: Yes, the roster includes standout players such as Abby Cole and Katie Brand, who will be seniors in college in the 2016 season. It also features Audriana Fitzmorris, who is yet to play a single collegiate match.

Conclusion

The U.S. Collegiate National Team-China Tour is an exciting opportunity for these talented athletes to gain international experience and showcase their skills. Stay tuned for more updates on the team as they embark on their journey in China.

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