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U.S. women’s volleyball team named for Beijing

/ Source: The Associated Press

Veteran middle blocker Danielle Scott-Arruda made her fourth Olympic team as the U.S. women’s indoor volleyball roster for Beijing was selected Wednesday.

Scott-Arruda, 35, has been a part of the U.S. national team since 1994. She is the second woman to be named to four Olympic teams. Tara Cross-Battle played in her fourth Olympics in 2004.

Outside hitter Logan Tom, libero Stacy Sykora, middle blocker Heather Bown and setter Robyn Ah Mow-Santos all will make their third Olympic teams.

Also on the roster were opposite Tayyiba Haneef-Park, setter Lindsey Berg, middle blocker Jennifer Joines, libero Nicole Davis and outside hitters Kim Glass, Kim Willoughby and Ogonna Nnamani.

The roster is pending confirmation by the United States Olympic Committee.

Coach “Jenny” Lang Ping makes her third Olympic appearance. She was an outside hitter on the Chinese national team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

She also coached the Chinese women to a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. According to the international volleyball federation, Lang joins former Hungary coach Gabriella Kotsis as the only women to coach national teams in multiple Olympics.

The team will head to California later this month for sea-level training, including an intrasquad scrimmage at the University of California, Berkeley on July 31.

The U.S. women open the Olympics on Aug. 9 against Japan.