A trio of Big 12 volleyball players will represent the conference on the 2016 U.S. Collegiate National Team as Baylor’s Shelly Fanning along with K-State’s Brooke Sassin and Bryna Vogel were selected to the 36-member team.
The squad, which is part of USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline and is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team, will train and compete from June 21-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the program is divided into three 12-player rosters from the training portion, the competition phase involving a round-robin tournament of the three squads will take place June 26-29 under the same roof as the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships.
Iowa State’s Ciara Capezio is a member of the 12-player Collegiate National Team Europe Tour roster announced earlier this spring, while K-State's Katie Brand is on the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT-China) 12-player roster. Texas’ Paulina Prieto Cerame will compete on the Puerto Rican National Team.
2016 U.S. Collegiate National Team
Name (Position, School, 2016 College Year, Height, Hometown)
Shelly Fanning (OPP, Baylor University, 3, 6-2, Houston, Texas)
Brooke Sassin (OH, Kansas State University, 1, 6-0, San Antonio, Texas)
Bryna Vogel (OPP, Kansas State University, 2, 6-0, Clearwater, Kansas)