COLORADO SPRINGS — Utah senior Lori Baird is one of 22 athletes selected to the U.S. Women's Senior A2 National Team program.

Baird, a two-time All-West Region honorable mention selection, ranked second in the Mountain West Conference and in the top-20 in the country with 1.53 blocks per game. She also ranked fourth in the league in hitting percentage (.316).

"This is a great opportunity for Lori to play with some of the best college volleyball players in the country," coach Beth Launiere said. The 22 players will be split into two 11-member squads during training sessions prior to competing in the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships May 24-31 in Atlanta.