Penn State's Megan Hodge (11) hits into the defense of Texas' Amber Roberson (18), Rachael Adams (5) and Juliann Faucette (1) during the NCAA college volleyball national championship match Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Former Longhorn named to U.S. Olympic women’s volleyball team

Posted July 13th, 2016

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Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN UT's Rachael Adams reacts to a play against Baylor during their game on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. UT #23 is Bailey Webster.
UT’s Rachael Adams reacts to a play against Baylor during their game on Sept. 16, 2009. (Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman)

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.

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Olympic volleyball begins on Aug. 6.

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