Voigt to play in World University Championships

March 15, 2016 | 9:44 AM

Athletes in Action Football is honored to present Vattel Voigt as a member of Team USA.

XENIA, Ohio (March 15, 2016) – Athletes in Action (AIA) Football is facilitating a team of university age players from NCAA & NAIA rosters who will represent the USA and compete this June in the World University Championships in Monterrey, Mexico.  Eight nations will be represented in the 2016 Championships.  In addition to the US, China, Finland, Japan, Mexico, American Samoa, Kenya, and South Korea will compete for gold.

Training camp will be held May 26-30 in Xenia, Ohio at Athletes in Action’s Total Athlete Training Complex. The Championships will take place in Monterrey, Mexico, June 1-12.

"We’re excited to expose these student athletes to both global competition and character and leadership development which will help equip them for a lifetime of success on and off the field.  I’m also looking forward to connecting and learning globally where American football seems to be exploding in popularity," says Clint Mahan, director of AIA football.

Kirk Talley, head football coach at University of Northwestern St. Paul, will lead Team USA.  For more information about Athletes in Action Football or to apply to compete on the US roster, visit www.goaia.org/football/get-involved.

About Athletes in Action

Athletes in Action is the sports outreach of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and works with professional and amateur athletes and coaches to use the unique platform of sports to help people around the world answer questions of faith. AIA is active on more than 250 collegiate campuses in the US and 90 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.athletesinaction.org.

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