Batten Represents Country, Wins Silver, at USA High Performance Championships
Pioneer assistant coach guided Youth A1 White team to a silver medal against elite talent
Aug. 7, 2017
DENVER-- Entering her sixth-season at the University of Denver, volleyball assistant coach Katelin Batten has been accustomed to success at the collegiate level. Most recently in 2016, DU recorded their third-straight season with at least 20 wins, including its third consecutive Summit League titles in the regular season and tournament and a third-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Batten is also no stranger to success at the national level, having worked with USA Volleyball for five years and coaching at the High Performance Championships for the third time in 2017.
This summer, Batten led the USA Youth A1 White to a silver medal (out of 16 teams) in the women's international division at the High Performance Championships, coaching and competing against some of the top volleyball players in the nation in their age group. The athletes that compete for USA Volleyball are considered to be high-potential future national team players and the event was attended by teams from all over the world. In addition, Batten helped train the youth national team before the World Championships that are scheduled to take place later this month.
Previously, the Council Bluffs, Iowa, native and Colorado State University alumna, served as an assistant coach on the Youth A1 Red Team at the USA High Performance Championships, winning bronze in the international women's division. In 2014, she assisted in training the USA Junior National and Youth National Teams, winning gold and silver, respectively, at the NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) Championships. Batten also served as a coach during the 2013 and 2014 USA HP Holiday Camps and was the featured coach in USA Volleyball's March 2014 blog.
"I truly enjoy being involved with USA Volleyball and working with these elite athletes," said Batten. "Many of these players have the potential to be future Olympians and it is an honor to be able to coach them at the highest level of the USA High Performance program.
"Winning a silver medal at this event was an incredible experience and something I am very proud of. Being at this event is highly rewarding and allows me to grow and learn as a coach. It also motivates me to get back in the gym with our players here at DU to continue to improve upon our program's success."
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