Sophomore middle blocker Karrington Jones prepares to jump up to hit the ball during the game against Iowa State University at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2019 in the United Supermarkets University. The Red Raiders defeated the Cyclones, 3-1.

Following the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts in Colorado Springs, sophomore Karrington Jones will become the fifth Red Raiders in program history to earn a spot on the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team. Jones plays the middle blocker position and will do some summer training in Anaheim, Calif with the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Anaheim.

Jones will train with CNT Anaheim from June 21 to the 27th, according to a Tech Athletics news release. The training will be in the American Sports Centers in Anaheim and will take place with the U.S. Women’s National Team as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Sophomore Brooke Kanas took part of this opportunity last year after her freshman season, according to the release. Jones joins Kanas, Reyn Aiku (2017), Rachel Brummit (2014) and Breeann Dave (2014) as the only Red Raiders in program history to join a U.S. national squad.

During the Fall 2019 season, Jones finished with the fourth-most kills on the team, according to Tech Athletics stats. She also led the team in total blocks with 92 and solo blocks with 20. Jones' role increased from her freshman year where she played just 35 sets, to 100 sets played in her sophomore season.

Jones is one of just two Big 12 players on the team, according to the release. The other is outside hitter Brynn Carlson from Kansas State.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.