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South Dakota State volleyball announces tour of Brazil

SDSU Sports Information

BROOKINGS — The South Dakota State volleyball program has announced an 11-day trip to Brazil from June 11-22. The Jackrabbits will train, play and tour in four Brazilian cities.

“Our program is very excited that a 10-day trip to Brazil will take place in just over a month!” said head coach Dan Georgalas. “In addition to the scheduled games and memorable team bonding experiences, the NCAA will allow ten days of practice in Brookings prior to the trip. This is a competitive advantage that we will not take lightly. This additional summer access gives us a 20 day head start on our season starting in August. We plan to maximize these resources to help us move toward another successful season this fall.”

SDSU will start its journey in São Paulo where they will host a volleyball clinic and compete against a local team. The team will also visit Ibirapuera Park and the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. The Jacks then travel to Rio de Janeiro to spend time at Copacabana Beach, Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) and Pao de Azucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain).

The Jackrabbits will also host a clinic and compete at the Brazilian national team training facility in Saquarema. The final stop of the tour is in Arraial do Cabo before flying home from Rio de Janeiro.

“Most importantly, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the fans, boosters and supporters who made this overseas tour possible,” Georgalas added. “This has been a major fundraising goal for us over the past four years and we couldn’t have done it without the help of so many people. We are very proud to provide this experience for our student-athletes and are grateful for the support of our SDSU community.”

The Jackrabbits’ tour will be featured on the SDSU volleyball social media channels @GoJacksVB.