Women's Volleyball
    Five Trojans Selected For 2012 U.S. Women's National A2 Program
    Natalie Hagglund
    Natalie Hagglund

    April 7, 2012

    Five USC women's volleyball players -- Kirby Burnham, Katie Fuller, Natalie Hagglund, Alexis Olgard and Sara Shaw -- have been selected to participate in this summer's USA Volleyball Women's National A2 team program.

    They are among 48 collegians who begin training June 26 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. Matches will be held June 30 to July 4 during the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. During the pre-tournament training session, the 48 athletes will be divided into four teams of 12 players that will play one match per day during the GJNC. All matches will be A2 competing against each other in a round-robin format followed by a semifinal and final round.

    The 2012 U.S. Women's National A2 Team program was selected through the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 10-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. A record 207 athletes participated in the tryout. Athletes in college and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2012 collegiate season not selected to join the U.S. Women's National Team were eligible for the U.S. Women's A2 program.

    Hagglund participated in the 2011 A2 program.