COT student-athlete competes with Canadian national volleyball team

In late June, Team Canada met Argentina twice in Winnipeg. In addition to these matches, the team recently completed competition in the Pan-American Cup in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Charuk earned a spot on the team in May after completing two rounds of tryouts. She was also one of 48 athletes to participate in the camp. The team will compete through December, but Charuk will return to Houston for her senior season and studies in Retailing and Consumer Sciences, and miss the later competitions.

Charuk was an important member of the 2010 UH volleyball squad that finished third in the league standings. The team finished with a 19-13 record and a 13-7 league finish. The 13 C-USA wins marks the first time since 1999 that the team reached the 13-win mark.

The Tswwassen, British Columbia native also earned her second spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention list after earning the award in 2008. In addition, Charuk was named an AVCA Midwest All-Region selection and was selected to the All-Conference USA First Team.

Charuk led the team with 361 kills and was second with a .348 hitting percentage. She also led the team with 148 blocks. Her block total is the 10th highest in school single-season history and her 124block assists rank ninth. She also moves into fifth place in career blocks.

Charuk found herself ranked among the Conference USA leaders at the conclusion of the season. In the final league standings, Charuk finished third in hitting percentage and second in blocks.