Frog volleyball represented internationally

Irene Hester will travel to Europe for a tournament this summer.

Irene Hester will travel to Europe for a tournament this summer.

July 15, 2008

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU volleyball sophomore Irene Hester and her sister, Kristen, who will be a freshman this season, have been chosen to play for the BIP/USA Development Team at the 2008 European Global Challenge. The tournament is slated to take place July 20-24 in Pula, Croatia.

The BIP/USA Development Team, a select group of NCAA athletes from the ages of 18-21, is participating in the 2008 Global Challenge for the second consecutive year. This is a "USAV Umbrella Event" as the team plays against several European National, Junior National, and/or Youth National Teams. The team travels to Maribor, Slovenia prior to the tournament for a mini training camp, where they will also play some matches to get ready for the tournament. Tennessee's Rob Patrick will be the Head Coach.

Irene completed a successful freshman campaign in 2007, appearing in 32 matches. She tallied 152 kills, an average of 1.79 per game and pitched in with 111 digs.

Kristen was a four-year letterwinner at Boswell High School. She leaves Boswell as the school-record holder for kills, digs and blocks, as well as career hitting percentage. She is no stranger to competitive tournaments, having taken part in the Junior Olympics with her club volleyball team each of the last three years.



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