UCLA's Kelly Reeves and a dozen other Pac-12 volleyball players are set to embark on their tour of China, which begins on Saturday and will continue through June 28.
"To be able to represent UCLA in a foreign country is exciting," Reeves said. "I have never been to China, so I am pumped to visit and experience the culture, and of course the volleyball."
Reeves will report from China with written and video blogs throughout her stay and upon her return. Log on to the women's volleyball page at UCLABruins.com for the latest updates on Reeves' trip.
The All-Star team convened in Los Angeles on Friday for practice before they depart Saturday evening for Shanghai. After arriving in Shanghai on Monday morning, the Pac-12 delegation will tour the famous city, and then head to Huaian City, where the team will spend several days.
The first of six matches begins on Wednesday night when the squad takes on Jejiang. It will also face the Jejiang Junior Team for a scrimmage, Jiangsu and Tianjing. A four-team tournament is slated for June 23-25 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium. Some of the matches will be shown on the Pac-12 Networks at a later date. For more information on air time, as well as daily updates from the trip, follow the Pac-12 website and the Pac-12 on Twitter.
In between matches and practices, the Pac-12 All-Star team will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and have lunch at the Great Wall of China. The tour wraps up on Thursday, June 27, with the team returning to Los Angeles on Friday, June 28.
Match Information in China:
Huaian City: Huaian Stadium
June 19 • 5 p.m. - Jejiang vs. Pac-12 All-Stars
June 20 • 4 p.m. - Jejiang Junior Team vs. Pac-12 All-Stars (Scrimmage)
June 21 • 7:30 p.m. - Jiangsu vs. Pac-12 All-Stars
Beijing: Beijing University Students' Gymnasium
June 23 • 7:30 p.m. - Tianjing vs. Pac-12 All-Stars
June 24 • 7:30 p.m. - TBD vs. Pac-12 All-Stars
June 25 • 5pm/7:30 p.m. - TBD