From left to right: Brankica Mihajlovic, Tatiana Kosheleva, Nataliya Obmochaeva, Daymara Lesday, Tetori Dixon, Brenda Castillo, Niverka Marte, Zhu Ting
Nagoya, Japan, September 7, 2015 - Zhu Ting was rewarded for her consistently outstanding performances at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup Japan 2015 when she collected the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award on Sunday. The award came after her team defeated hosts Japan to claim top spot in the competition's final ranking.
Zhu was China's top scorer in the tournament (141 points) as coach Lang Ping's team claimed ten wins and lost only once over the duration of the event. She earns the coveted prize after Italy's Carolina Costagrande received the award in the previous edition of the competition in 2011.
The other players featuring in the 2015 Women's World Cup Dream Team are 1st Best Outside Spiker Brankica Mihajlovic - second-placed Serbia's best scorer in the competition - Russians Tatiana Kosheleva (2nd Best Outside Spiker) and Nataliya Obmochaeva (Best Opposite Spiker), who was Russia's best scorer in the competition, Daymara Lesday of Cuba (1st Best Middle Blocker), Tetori Dixon of USA (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Dominican Republic players Niverka Marte (Best Setter) and Brenda Castillo (Best Libero). FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup individual awards:
1st Best Outside Spiker - Brankica Mihajlovic (SRB)
2nd Best Outside Spiker - Tatiana Kosheleva (RUS)
1st Best Middle Blocker - Daymara Lesday (CUB)
2nd Best Middle Blocker - Tetori Dixon (USA)
Best Opposite Spiker - Nataliya Obmochaeva (RUS)
Best Setter - Niverka Marte (DOM)
Best Libero - Brenda Castillo (DOM)
MVP - Zhu Ting (CHN)