Shawn Garus, Head Coach
June 3, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - Members of the Boise State volleyball program will get some valuable international experience this summer as they head overseas to participate in competitions in Europe and China. Katelyn Kinghorn, a redshirt-sophomore from Rigby, Idaho, will participate in the European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia, this July. Meanwhile, Boise State head coach Shawn Garus will be an assistant for a USA developmental team playing in the China-USA Challenge Invitational Tournament in China during June.
Both teams are organized and sponsored by Bring It Promotions (BIP) which is an organization dedicated to developing the sport of volleyball in the United States by providing opportunities for Americans to gain valuable experience through participation in foreign competitions.
Katelyn Kinghorn Heads To Europe
Kinghorn will be a member of a high performance team of select collegiate athletes from the Intermountain Volleyball Association encompassing Idaho, Utah and other states from the region. She will leave with the team for Europe on July 10th where they will train in Slovenia for a few days in preparation for the tournament. On July 15th the team will depart for Croatia for the Annual European Global Challenge July 16-19 in the city of Pula. The challenge features teams from throughout the world including six from the USA. Kinghorn’s trip concludes on July 21st when she heads home to the United States where she will have three weeks off before reporting Boise State for preseason training on Aug. 9th.
Kinghorn’s Tentative Itinerary
July 10 Leave the USA for Vienna, Austria
July 11-14 Sightseeing in Vienna, Austria, then leave for Maribor, Slovenia. Three matches
and three practices in Maribor, Slovenia, in preparation for the Global Challenge
July 15 Leave for Pula, Croatia. Opening Ceremonies for the 9th Annual European
July 16-19 European Global Challenge competition in Pula, Croatia
July 21 Fly home from the USA from Venice, Italy (VCE)
Shawn Garus Travels to China
Coach Garus’ travels begin earlier as he heads to Anaheim, Calif., to assume his assistant coaching duties for the BIP/USA Developmental Team on June 14. The team consisting of 12 players will remain there for two days of practice before heading to China, and the opening of the China-USA Challenge Invitational Tournament in Shanghai June 19-21. On June 22 the tournament moves to Beijing where it will resume June 23-25. The schedule has the team playing three matches at each location for a total of six. The competition will feature teams from the United States and Chinese Professional Clubs. Garus is scheduled to return with the team to the USA on June 27th.
Garus’ Tentative Itinerary
June 14 Delegation arrives in Anaheim, evening practice
June 15 Morning & afternoon practice, depart for Shanghai airport (Red-Eye)
June 17 Arrive in Shanghai
June 18 Practice and sightseeing
June 19-21 Opening ceremonies and matches 1-3
June 22 Travel to Beijing
June 23-5 Matches 4-6
June 26 Full day of sightseeing in Beijing
June 27 Depart for USA