Tait to play with Australia in the Asian Women's U23 Championship

Jenny Tait (Will Bratton Photo)
Jenny Tait (Will Bratton Photo)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Jenny Tait is set to play for the Australian U23 National Volleyball team at the upcoming AVC Asian Women's U23 Volleyball Championship.

Competition is set to begin with the preliminary round May 13 and concluding with the championship on May 21. Australia is in Pool C with Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, and Chinese Taipei. There are 13 teams total in the competition, broken up into four groups. 

"I am excited at the opportunity to represent my country," Tait said. "I haven't been able to play with any of these girls yet, so just being able to play with them and for Australia is awesome. This opportunity itself is exciting."

Following play at the tournament, Tait will continue to train at the AIS Centre of Excellence in Canberra, Australia along with working a full-time job. Upon returning to Australia, Tait will train with the Australian National Team for two days (May 27-28) on an invite only opportunity.

While at the Centre of Excellence, she will have access to high intensity practices and training sessions and access to training and recovery facilities outside of normal operating hours. Tait will continue to train throughout the offseason in preparation for the upcoming season in Europe.

Tait, who sits top-10 in blocks in Campbell history, helped lead the Camels to a 2015 Big South Runner-Up finish and a semifinal appearance in 2016.

"Campbell volleyball has given me so much," remarked Tait. "It gave me an opportunity four years ago when I probably wasn't developmentally ready to play college volleyball. The fact that Greg [Goral] and Ashley [Streyffler] gave me a chance to develop and work really hard is awesome. Being able to see this program grow, I look forward to coming back and seeing it continue to grow and investing in it."