On Thursday, July 26, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced the athletes that will represent Canada in women’s volleyball at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand (August 8-18). Manitoba Bisons Ashley Voth was selected to the 12 member squad.
Voth was already named to Team Canada Senior Women’s Volleyball team for the 2007 International Volleyball season and continues to add to her impressive accomplishments.
Voth, 18, had an amazing rookie season with the Bisons and continued by earning a second consecutive selection to the Team Canada Senior’s Team. She was named CIS and Canada West Rookie of the Year in 2006-07. Voth was instrumental in the Bisons winning the Canada West regular season with an 18-2 record and a #1 ranking heading into the playoffs. The rookie middle player was third in the conference with a .336 hitting percentage and fifth in Canada West blocks with 1.08 per game.
In team stats, Voth led with 197 kills in conference games, first with 77 conference blocks and second with 220 conference digs. In 2006, she was selected for the National Senior Team (second youngest in history) and the National Junior Team.
Canada will be looking to improve on their record from two years ago. At the 2005 Universiade in Izmir, Turkey, Taiwan captured gold at the expense of Poland, while China finished third. Canada settled for 12th place. With a 3-2 record in the preliminaries, Canada went on to beat Portugal before bowing to Finland and then to France.