CPPD Instructor Selected for Military World Games
By Dialogo July 12, 2011
An instructor at the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Learning Site Pensacola will represent the Navy on the All Armed Forces Indoor Volleyball Team at the 5th CISM (International Military Sport Council) Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 16-24 July.
Lt. Ashley Musser, the captain for the 2011 All Navy Volleyball team, competed in the Armed Forces Volleyball Tournament 6-12 April, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The Navy team did not win the competition but did take second place.
Musser was the only member of the Navy team selected as a tournament all star. Her performance during that tournament earned her, along with two other All Navy team members, a spot on the All Armed Forces Indoor Volleyball Team scheduled to compete in the 5th CISM Military World Games.
Scheduled to be the largest military sports event ever held in Brazil, the games will pit approximately 4,900 athletes from more than 100 countries competing in 24 sports. The Military World Games is a multi-sport event held every four years, one year before the Olympic Games. After years of CISM organizing 15 to 20 championship games each year, the first Military World Games event was held in 1995 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The 2011 All Armed Forces Indoor Volleyball Team includes five Army, two Navy, one Coast Guard (who played for the Navy’s team during the tournament), one Marine Corps and three Air Force women.
“Being able to work as a team and draw off of everyone’s experience and unique abilities helped us take the silver medal against some very talented competition this year.”
As far as playing alongside former competition, she said there’s not usually a problem with it.
Musser previously competed on the All Navy Team in 2006 and 2007, and also on the Armed Forces team for the 4th CISM Military World Games in Hyderabad, India.
Before her 2006 commissioning from the U.S. Naval Academy, Musser received the 2006 Vice Adm. Lawrence Sword for Women award (awarded every year to the Brigade of Midshipman’s “most athletic female”), First Team All Patriot League honors, and was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year and team MVP during her senior year.
She was also nationally ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA Division I for service aces per game in two seasons and set an Academy record for service aces in a career.
Good morning, would you please advise how I could be a part of this select group of volleyball players for the military forces. I work in the police and I play volleyball.