DURHAM, N.C. – Former Duke volleyball standout middle blocker Jordan Tucker has accepted an invitation to represent Team USA at the World University Games in Tapei, Taiwan August 19-30.
The World University Games or Universiade is an international multi-sport event for university athletics organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The games are held every two years in a different city around the world, representing both winter and summer competitions.
Tucker is the second Blue Devil to partake in the summer games following in the footsteps of outside hitter Emily Sklar who participated in the 2015 competition in Gwangju City, South Korea.
Tucker’s distinguished Duke career culminated with 2016 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America, AVCA All-East Coast Region and First Team All-ACC honors. For her career, she totaled 1,186 kills to go along with 401 blocks. Tucker was the ninth Blue Devil in program history to surpass 400 career blocks. She also ranked fifth in program history with a .319 career hitting percentage.
In addition, Tucker was the sixth player in program history with 1,000 kills, 400 blocks and a career hitting percentage over .300, joining Blue Devils Jourdan Norman, Krista Dill, Jen Rohrig, Christiana Gray and Adrian Nichol. Tucker finished her Duke career ranked 14th in program history in career kills, eighth in career blocks and fifth in career hitting percentage.