Rigdon named to USA Volleyball’s Thailand Tour roster

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kansas volleyball rising senior outside hitter Madison Rigdon has been named to USA Volleyball’s 12-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team Thailand Tour (CNT-Thailand) roster comprised of current collegiate players who will train and compete in Bangkok from May 19-30.

Ridgon and the other CNT-Thailand athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The match schedule will include contests against the Thailand National Team, the Thailand U23 Team and Bangkok Glass, the top team in the Thai professional league. The CNT-Thailand team will also play against two other teams yet to be confirmed. The team training and competition matches will be at the FIVB Development Center in Bangkok, one of only four such centers in Asia.

Rigdon is one of seven players with experience within USA Volleyball’s Collegiate National Team Program. Last year, Rigdon played on the CNT-China Tour roster with KU teammate Ainise Havili.

Texas Head Coach Jerritt Elliott will serve as the CNT-Thailand head coach.

Name (Position, School)
Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani (OPP, Texas)
Kaz Brown (M, Kentucky)
Ashley Dusek (L, Kentucky)
Taylor Hughes (S, Ohio State)
Lily Johnson (OH, Missouri State)
Morgan Johnson (M, Texas)
Taylor Nelson (S, Cal Poly)
Chiaka Ogbogu (M, Texas)
Madison Ridgon (OH, Kansas)
Jordan Thompson (OPP, Cincinnati)
Micaya White (OH, Texas)
McKenna Woodford (OH, Washington State)

Head Coach: Jerritt Elliott (head coach at Texas)
Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (head coach at Concordia Irvine)
Assistant Coach: Alyssa D’Errico (assistant coach at Dayton)

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