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Granberry, Kerr to Attend USAV WNT Open Program

Granberry, Kerr to Attend USAV WNT Open Program


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, Tennessee volleyball is sending several student-athletes to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this weekend as they take part in the Women’s National Team Open Program (WNTOP).
 
Keondreya Granberry and Caroline Kerr are set to join more than 200 women’s volleyball players from around the country for the Open Program. For both Lady Vols, it is their second trip to the WNTOP after going last year as well. The three-day event includes skill-specific drills and activities as well as match play throughout the weekend.
 
The WNT Open Program, which runs February 23-25, is used for consideration for selection to both the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team. In 2024, members of the U.S. Women’s National Team will compete in the following events: Volleyball Nations League, NORCECA Final Six, Pan American Cup and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
 
The 2024 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team (WCNT) will train in Anaheim, Calif., alongside U.S. Women’s National Team athletes and staff. This program is used to consider athletes for selection to the Women’s National Team and related events. Dates for the WCNT training block will be announced soon.
 
Tennessee volleyball has deep ties with USA volleyball, as current graduate assistant Andrew Strick worked with the men’s national team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Associate head coach Tyler Adams has also spent time working and coaching men and women within USA volleyball in several different roles.
 
One of the best setters in the nation last year, Kerr finished with 1,245 assists, 210 digs, 70 kills, 40 blocks and 33 aces during her first season of competition en route to earning AVCA Second Team All-American honors. She ranked third nationally, second in the SEC and led all NCAA freshmen in assists per set at 11.75, recording 14 40-assist efforts and five 50-assist performances on the year.
 
The Champaign, Ill., native earned AVCA All-Region honors and was tabbed to the All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman teams. Kerr received 11 SEC weekly honors on the year, including seven SEC Freshman of the Week and two SEC Player and Setter of the Week awards each. For the season, her 11.75 assists per set marked the second most in a single season during the 25-point rally-scoring era in Tennessee history, while her total assists ranked third.
 
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