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Dalton to Tour China with USA Volleyball

Shelby Dalton will represent Utah on USA Volleyball's Collegiate National Team that will tour China June 17-27.

Shelby Dalton will represent Utah on USA Volleyball's Collegiate National Team that will tour China June 17-27.

June 12, 2014

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Utah opposite hitter Shelby Dalton was one of the 12 players selected by USA Volleyball to the U.S. Collegiate National Team that will tour of China from June 17-27.

Dalton was an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention selection and an AVCA All-Pacific North Region First Team pick during the 2013 season.

"It is a great honor for Shelby to have been chosen to represent USA Volleyball," Utah head coach Beth Launiere said. "Her participation on the Pac-12 All-Star team last year in China is great preparation for this experience. She knows the culture and level of competition already, which will help her as she prepares for this competition."

Dalton is one of two Pac-12 Conference athletes chosen to this roster, which represents 12 different collegiate programs with athletes having remaining eligibility. USC's Ebony Nwanebu joins Dalton on the squad as an opposite hitter.

Setters include Morgan Bergren (Kentucky) and Lexi Dannemiller (Michigan). Selected middle blockers are Alaysia Brown (San Diego), Briana Holman (LSU) and Hannah Tapp (Minnesota). The outside hitters are Carly Kan (Missouri), Andie Malloy (Baylor), Emily Sklar (Duke) and Nicole Walch (Florida State).

The tour is being organized by Bring It Promotions and will travel in partnership with the Pac-12 team that will be making a return trip this summer following a successful trip in 2013. The U.S. Collegiate National Team, which will train at USC June 13-15 before leaving for China, will play six matches against Chinese collegiate and adult teams.

This program is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team.

Athlete selections for the U.S. Collegiate National Team programs are being determined based on evaluations from the U.S. Women's National Team Open tryouts, which were held Feb. 21-23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.



Michigan's Mark Rosen and Lauren Steinbrecher from James Madison will serve as co-head coaches.

For more information, please go to teamusa.org.

U.S. Collegiate National Volleyball Team - China Tour

Name (Position, School) Morgan Bergren (S, Kentucky) Alaysia Brown (MB, San Diego) Shelby Dalton (OPP, Utah) Lexi Dannemiller (S, Michigan) Briana Holman (MB, LSU) Carly Kan (OH, Missouri) Andie Malloy (OH, Baylor) Kori Moster (L, Michigan State) Ebony Nwanebu (OPP, USC) Emily Sklar (OH, Duke) Hannah Tapp (MB, Minnesota) Nicole Walch (OH, Florida State)

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