Anwusi Named to U.S. Volleyball Junior National Training Team
BATON ROUGE – USA Volleyball announced its 20-player U.S. Women’s Volleyball Junior National Training Team Wednesday and Anita Anwusi, a LSU signee for Fall of 2019, made the list.
The WJNTT athletes will challenge for one of 12 roster spots onto the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team (WJNT) that will participate in the 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship July 12-21 in Léon Guanajuato & Aguascalientes, Mexico. The U.S. qualified for the World Championship by winning the 2018 NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship.
The WJNTT will hold a training camp July 6-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The final selections for the WJNT will be made immediately before leaving for the World Championships.
Jerritt Elliott, the head coach of the University of Texas, will serve as the WJNT head coach. He will be assisted by Paula Weishoff, head coach at Concordia University Irvine, and Jenny Hazelwood with Infinity Volleyball Club. Jon Wong, assistant coach with Bradley University, will serve as the technical coordinator.
Anwusi, a 6-3 middle blocker, will join the Tigers from Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. She was ranked No. 9 Prep Volleyball Senior Ace and was named an Under Armour Second Team All-American this fall. She is a two-time Second Team All-District honoree and played for the Houston Juniors VBC.
Anwusi was a member of the USA Volleyball Junior National Team, where they took home the gold in the NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship. Therefore the team earned qualifications into the 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship. She is currently the Class President at Alief Hastings. Anwusi chose LSU because of the family feel.
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