March 30, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Junior outside hitter Brooks Webster was selected to the 2009 U.S. Women's National A2 Team as announced by USA Volleyball on Monday. Webster is one of 24 of the nation's top collegiate volleyball players to be invited.
"We are very proud of Brooks and know this opportunity will be so valuable to her progress in developing her game," said head coach Judy Green. "She is certainly a part of one of the most talented USA Developmental teams in recent years with an abundance of elite level players from around the country, and we know she will embrace the challenge of competing with, and against, the best competition. Our coaching staff still believes her best volleyball is yet to come."
The 2009 U.S. Women's National A2 program is scheduled to train May 18-22 in Minneapolis before being split into two 12-player rosters to compete in the Open Division of the 2009 USA Adult Open Championships. The Open Division flight takes place May 23-26 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Of the 24 team members, 10 are outside/opposite hitters, six are middle hitters, four are setters and the remaining four are liberos.
Webster and freshman Ashley Frazier were part of the record 160 athletes seeking a spot on one of the three available teams. Tryouts took place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Feb. 20 through 22. They were two of 39 outside hitters at the tryouts.