PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland’s Kim Hill has made the roster of the U.S. Olympic Volleyball team and will compete this August in Rio.
The announcement was made Tuesday by USA Volleyball and head coach Karch Kiraly.
Hill, 6 feet 4, is an Outside Hitter. She was one of 20 athletes at the national volleyball training camp hoping to earn on a spot on this year's Olympic team.
Photos: Road to Rio, Kim Hill
Photos: Road to Rio, Kim Hill, volleyball
Hill is a graduate of Portland Christian Academy and Pepperdine University. She played her club volleyball with the Northwest Junior Volleyball Club.
The club team practices at Reynolds Middle School. In May, Hill had a couple of days off from training and stopped by to meet some of the current players.
Hill was the MVP of the World Championships in 2014 when the U.S. women won the championship for the first time.
She plays professionally in Turkey andwas the the league MVP in 2015-15 after leading VakifBank to the title. Hill told KGW that volleyball is extremely popular in Europe. She is a sports celebrity and gets recognized throughout the continent.
Her career has been a dream come true.
"If you told me when I was here at Northwest Juniors where I’d be, I wouldn’t have believed you," she told the club players.