University of South Dakota junior volleyball player Kendall Kritenbrink was named to USA Volleyball’s collegiate team Tuesday.
Kritenbrink will join 35 other athletes in the U.S. Collegiate National Team Program.
The team will train and compete with the USA Volleyball Girls’ National Championship from June 22-July 1 in Minneapolis. The athletes were chosen based on evaluations from the U.S. Women’s National Team tryouts held in February.
After training is complete, the athletes will be split into three teams, which will compete in a round-robin event June 27-30. The round-robin event could add an international team to increase the field to four teams that would then complete June 26-30. The program is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Kritenbrink was named the Summit League Player of the Year last season after ranking first in the league in kills, points and points per set. She is second on USD’s all-time kills list with 1,426 and is fifth among active NCAA Division I players in kills per set at 4.4.