Morgan Bergren Selected to U.S. Collegiate National Team
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky volleyball junior setter Morgan Bergren has been selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team program, USA Volleyball announced. The 36-member team will train and compete in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, June 21-29 in New Orleans, La.
Bergren, who competed for the U.S. Collegiate National Team last summer during a 10-day trip to China, is one of six setters named to the Collegiate National Team program.
The program will begin with a training session before the group is divided into three equal teams. The teams will then compete in a round-robin event the final three days in New Orleans.
Last season, senior Jackie Napper competed on the U.S. Collegiate National Team in Minneapolis. Her team went a perfect 3-0 against the other two squads in the round-robin tournament.
Bergren’s USA Volleyball experience came as one of 12 players selected to compete during a 10-day tour in China. Her U.S. Collegiate National Team played seven matches against the Chinese Junior National Team and Chinese professional teams.
The Muncie, Ind., native is coming off an impressive junior season in 2014, where she was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America second team. Bergren became the ninth player in UK history to earn first or second team accolades.
Bergren led the Wildcats with 1,291 assists in 2014, the second most in a single season in program history in the 25-point rally scoring era. She directed the UK offense to a .272 hitting percentage and a Southeastern Conference-best 14.25 kills per set, both the highest totals by the Wildcats since 2009.
She posted eight double-doubles in 2014 and led UK in assists in every match. In her career, Bergren’s 2,654 assists is third in the 25-point rally scoring era and the ninth-best in program history.
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