Stevi Robinson Set For USA Volleyball Open Tryout
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Feb. 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC sand volleyball All-American and 2013 AVCA Pairs National Champion Stevi Robinson will participate in the 2014 USA Volleyball open tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., set for Feb. 21-23.
Robinson is among 248 athletes representing 106 colleges and universities who will tryout for spots on the U.S. Women's National Team and/or the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program (formerly known as the Senior A2 Teams). Among the tryout participants are 63 liberos, 61 outside hitters, 60 middle blockers, 35 setters, and 27 opposite hitters.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Olympic Hall of Famer Karch Kiraly and the U.S. Women's National Team staff will lead the tryout process. Selected athletes will be notified in March. USA Volleyball will announce the selections by the end of March once all roster sports are accepted and confirmed.
New this year, USA Volleyball will stream the tryouts live via its website beginning on Friday (Feb. 21) at 1 p.m. PT. To follow the tryouts with exclusive content, follow USA Volleyball's feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use the hash tag #usavtryout.
Robinson is one of 27 athletes among the participants who have already completed their collegiate eligibility. She will be evaluated for a potential spot on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility will be evaluated for the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team as well as the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program. Robinson is alongside USC women's indoor volleyball players senior Hannah Schraer, junior Kiara Wright, and sophomores Ebony Nwanebu, and Elise Ruddins.
The Women of Troy completed 2013 with an appearance in the AVCA Team Championship semifinals. Robinson and senior captain Kirby Burnhamclaimed the pairs championship and were named the first-ever sand volleyball All-Americans in USC history.
The Trojans host a special kick-off Alumni Match on Thursday, March 6, at Merle Norman Stadium, and begin the regular season with matches at Pepperdine and against Cal State Northridge in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday, March 8.
Please visit USCTrojans.com for more information and a link to the schedule page.