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Three Volleyball Players Battle for USA Select Team

June 5, 2006

Moraga, CA - Three Saint Mary's volleyball players were selected by Bring It Promotions, under sanction by the USA Volleyball Federation, to travel to Argentina to spar with the ARG National Team and Junior National Team prior to their summer competition schedule.

Seniors Mandy Bible and Christina Kirk will be playing for the USA Select "A" Team, while sophomore Nikki Gonzalez will be playing for the USA Select "All-Frosh Team".

The team arrived in Buenos Aires and began training on May 31, with Frosh competition beginning June 1.

Along with three Saint Mary's players, the "A" Team consists of Julie Rubenstein of Pepperdine and Kristin Hasselberg and Carly Babin of San Francisco. The head coach of the "A" Team is Santiago Restrepo of Oklahoma and the head coach of the "All-Frosh" Team is Reed Sunahara of Cincinnati.

Most of the players are posting daily journals on the site, and Nikki Gonzalez was the first Gael to post. Mandy Bible and Christina Kirk should be posting a journal any day now.

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