Redshirt sophomore Katie Myers was one of 12 volleyball players in the country selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team and will tour with the team in Japan in May, USA Volleyball announced yesterday.
"Being able to represent the United States on a national stage means the world to me," said Myers. "Even just representing Maryland and my family—I can't even begin to put into words how excited I am for this opportunity."
The middle blocker is the first Terp volleyball player to make the collegiate national team. A UMD team captain in 2018, she led Maryland with 53 aces and 122 blocks while ranking third on team with 210 kills. Myers’ 53 aces ranked first in the Big Ten and 14th in the country and were the most by a Terp since 2003.
Athletes were selected to the collegiate national team through the U.S. Women's National Team open tryouts held March 1–3 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The squad will tour May 19–30 in Japan, where it will play against Nippon Sport Science University, one of the nation’s best collegiate volleyball teams, as well as Japan's Women's 20 and World University Games teams.
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