Rachael Adams, a former Texas volleyball All-American in 2010 and 2011, will play for the U.S. Olympic volleyball team after being selected to the roster on Tuesday. Adams was recently named the best middle blocker of the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix, where team USA was a silver medal winner.
Adams joins another former Longhorn, Lauren Paolini, who is an alternate on the team.
Adams, from Cincinnati, will try to get Team USA over the hump after the squad’s back-to-back silver medal finishes the last two Olympic Games.
Olympic volleyball begins on Aug. 6.
News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.