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Kristina Graven has been named to the USA A2 Program.
Kristina Graven has been named to the USA A2 Program.
VB | Kristina Graven Named to US National A2 Team
Release: Thursday 03/26/2012 
by SMC Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Saint Mary's women's volleyball junior outside hitter Kristina Graven has been named to the U.S. Women's National A2 Team Program, as announced by USA Volleyball.  Graven a 6-0 outside hitter was one of 48 athletes selected from 34 different collegiate programs.

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.

Training begins June 26 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, while the matches will be held June 30 to July 4 during the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC) 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.

Last season, the Gaels' Natalie Loos and Jordan Shaw were selected to the A2 Junior National Team that won gold at the 2011 European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia.

For the complete list of selections and the release please click here: