The individual honors and recognition for Pitt volleyball star Kayla Lund continues.
On Friday, Lund was informed that she would be one of 29 players that would comprise the 2021 USA Volleyball Women’s Collegiate National Team. This select group of players will receive the opportunity to work with top coaches across the country from June 13-18 at the USA Volleyballs training center in Anaheim, California.
“The group that we have coming is one of the finest concentrations of volleyball talent in the world at this age level,” said Collegiate National Team Head Coach Chris McGown. “I’m joined by an equally talented group in our coaching staff, and we’re excited to get to work with these athletes as we refine their already remarkable skills, and further integrate them into the USA Volleyball systems. I’m fortunate to be a part of the journey with these future stars of our Women’s National Team.”
Lund, who is a two-time ACC Volleyball Player of the Year, became the first Pitt player ever to earn a second selection to an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Team, after being named to the second-team for the second consecutive year.
Lund and fellow senior Chinaza Ndee announced after Pitt’s record NCAA Tournament run that they would be returning to Pitt next season, taking advantage of the extra season granted by the NCAA. The Panthers reached the Elite Eight for the first time in program history, before losing to Indiana in five sets.