The University of Colorado volleyball team will be traveling to Beijing, China, from June 11-20 in conjunction with Pac-12 Global, the conference’s international platform, and the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC).
“This will be a great experience for our team, and not just from a volleyball perspective,” said head coach Jesse Mahoney. “The opportunity to learn and experience another culture, to interact with other student-athletes half a world away and share the love of our sport, and to have the extra time to bond with all of our new players will all have a huge positive impact on our program. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
The team will take all 19 student-athletes in the program, including nine new to the program this year. The team will have three training sessions and compete in three matches against different universities. In addition, the team will visit several different universities and participate in workshops with the Chinese collegiate athletes and coaches.
CU will also get the opportunity to see the Great Wall of China, Silk Market and Forbidden City in their travels. The team will also hold a youth volleyball clinic.
The team will reconvene in Boulder on June 4 and have six days of practice as well as participate in group research assignments in preparation for their overseas travel.