Nicholson, Ogletree to Represent Bearcats at US National Team Tryouts

Feb. 21, 2014

CINCINNATI - Two University of Cincinnati volleyball student athletes have been chosen to participate in the 2014 U.S. Women's National Team open tryouts. Junior Me'Ashah Nicholson (Shiloh, Ill./Belleville Althoff) and redshirt sophomore Caitlin Ogletree (Montgomery, Texas/Houston) will both be spending three days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Feb. 21-23.

Nicholson and Ogletree will be competing for a spot on the U.S. Women's National Team and/or the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program. The field is very competitive with a record number 248 athletes from 106 colleges and universities participating.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Olympic Hall of Famer Karch Kiraly and the U.S. Women's National Team staff will lead the tryout process.

Athletes selected to the national teams will be notified by early March. USA Volleyball will announce the selections by the end of March once all the rosters spots are accepted and confirmed.

This year, the tryouts will be live streamed for fans to watch beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. Fans wanting to watch the tryouts can do so by clicking here.  

Both Nicholson and Ogletree will be blogging about their experiences at the tryout, which will be available on following their time at the training center.