Jillian Davis Selected to USA National Volleyball Training Team
Jan. 11, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - California senior libero Jillian Davis is one of six players who have been added to the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Training Team by head coach Jenny Lang Ping, it was announced by USA Volleyball. The National Team Training squad will begin workouts on Jan. 16 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Davis, a 5-9 libero from La Canada, Calif., joins setters Courtney Thompson and Ashley Nu'u, libero Allison Anderson, and outside hitters Kelly Bowman and Kristen Fenton, on the U.S. National Training Team. This season, Davis became the Golden Bears' all-time dig leader with 1,810 after a record-breaking senior campaign of 548 digs, breaking her own school record of 538 digs from the previous season. She added 44 aces and 145 assists in her four-year career spanning a total of 399 games and 112 matches as Cal's starting libero. Davis set a school single-match record with 33 digs against Stanford on Oct. 1, 2004 during her sophomore season. She earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman accolades in 2003, followed by honorable mention All-Pac-10 accolades in 2005 and 2006.
The 2006 Bears finished the 2006 campaign with a 22-10 overall record and made their fifth consecutive NCAA Regional berth under head coach Rich Feller, reaching the NCAA round of 16 for the second time in school history after defeating both LSU and Cal Poly, 3-1, in the NCAA first and second rounds in San Luis Obispo. The Bears then fell to No. 2-ranked Stanford, 3-0 (31-29, 30-25, 31-29) in the NCAA Round of 16 on Dec. 8 at Gregory Gym on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.