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Two former Illinois Volleyball players are on the U.S. Olympic Team

Michelle Bartsch-Hackely and Jordyn Poulter, both former All-Americans for the University of Illinois Volleyball team, will be representing the U.S. in Tokyo next month. From the Illinois Volleyball website:

The duo become the first two Illini volleyball players to represent Team USA at the Olympics and are the second and third members of the volleyball program to be named to an Olympic team after Kirsten Gleis represented Holland at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Bartsch-Hackley previously served as an alternate for Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Another former Illinois Volleyball player, Erin Virtue, will be a first time assistant Olympic coach. 

You can read more here.

Top photo from Illinois Volleyball website.

Staff writer

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