Two former 49ers named to USA Women's Volleyball Olympic Team
July 5, 2012
Long Beach, Calif. - Danielle Scott-Arruda and Tayyiba Haneef-Park were both named to the United States Women's Volleyball Olympic Roster, and will represent Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics as the team tries to win another medal this summer.
For Scott-Arruda, her selection means that she will be traveling to a record fifth Olympic Games, breaking a record that she shared with another former 49er, Tara Cross-Battle, after representing the team in the Beijing Olympics. Scott-Arruda was the National Player of the Year while leading the 49ers to the 1993 National Championship.
Haneef-Park will be making her third trip to the Olympics, making the team on the right side after playing middle blocker in college. Haneef-Park led the 49ers to the 2001 National Championship match as well as being a member of the 1998 National Championship team.
With two selections on the roster, Long Beach State is tied with Penn State, Washington and Stanford for the most on the team.
Both Scott-Arruda and Haneef-Park played for Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, helping the team to a Silver Medal.