Kansas State volleyball freshman Anna Dixon will vie for a spot on the USA Volleyball junior national team next month.
Dixon was one of 20 players — and one of six outside hitters — to receive an invitation for the team's training camp, which will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from July 6 to 12. The final selections for the 12-member team will be made immediately before leaving for the World Championships.
Team USA will vie for a title at the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Leon Guanajuato & Aguascalientes, Mexico, from July 12 to 21.
Dixon, a 6-foot-3 Kansas native who starred at Louisburg High School, was a two-time Class 4A Kansas Player of the Year and recorded more than 2,000 kills in her prep career.
She was an Under Armour All-America honorable mention and a finalist for the 2018 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. She had back-to-back state runner-up finishes with Louisburg High School, earning first-team all-state recognition twice. PrepVolleyball.com tabbed Dixon as a top-50 prospect nationally in the 2019 class.
Trying to compete with Team USA won't be Dixon's only objective this summer.
She previously was selected to USA Volleyball’s U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team-Anaheim roster along with teammates along with K-State teammates Teana Adams-Kaonohi, Brynn Carlson and Gloria Mutiri. The four Wildcats are part of a 28-player roster that will train June 23-29 at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, California.
K-State's four selections were the most for any program in Division I. Both Dixon and Adams-Kaonohi were two of the three college players who made the team with four years of eligibility remaining.
The Wildcats are in Brazil as part of a nine-day tour, where they will play five exhibition matches against professional teams and train with the U20 Brazil National Team before returning to Manhattan.