2017 NCAA BEACH CHAMPIONSHIPS
· May 5-7, 2017
· Gulf Shores, Alabama
· Interactive Bracket
· Live Updates / Watch on NCAA.com
· Championship match airs live on TBS
The 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball title will be decided on Sunday. The final, set for a 2 p.m. ET first serve, will feature No. 1 seed USC, but their foe has yet to be determined. The winner of the 11 a.m. semifinal between No. 5 seed Hawai’i and No. 3 seed Pepperdine will fill the other spot.
The No. 1 Trojans (37-1) earned the right to defend their 2016 title by taking down South Carolina, Hawai’i and Pepperdine via sweeps in earlier rounds in the winner’s bracket.
Hawai’i’s (28-6) road to the semifinals featured an opening round 3-1 win over No. 4 seed Florida State, the loss to USC in round 2, and two wins in the contender’s bracket (3-0 vs. No. 7 LSU and 3-2 vs. FSU).
Pepperdine (26-4) advanced through the winner’s bracket with a 3-0 win over No. 6 Long Beach State and a 3-1 win over No. 2 UCLA, before falling to USC in the winner’s bracket semifinal.
Court 1: LIVE STREAM
Court 2: LIVE STREAM
Court 3: LIVE STREAM
Court 4: LIVE STREAM
Court 5: LIVE STREAM
11 a.m. ET – #3 Pepperdine vs. #5 Hawaii
2017 Series History: The Waves and Rainbow Wahine met three times during the regular season. Pepperdine won the first two meetings with a 3-2 victory in Malibu on March 29 and a 3-2 win in Honolulu on April 7. Hawai’i rebounded with a 4-1 win on April 8. The Waves’ No. 2 pair, Brittany Howard and Corrine Quiggle and No. 3 duo, Skylar Caputo and Heidi Dyer, won their line in two of the three meetings.
2 p.m. ET – USC vs. Winner of Match 1
2017 Series History: USC topped Pepperdine 4-1 on March 4 in Malibu and 3-0 in the NCAA winner’s bracket semifinals on Saturday.
USC topped Hawaii 4-1 on March 18 in Honolulu and won 3-0 in the NCAA second round. The Trojans won duos 1, 3 and 4 in both matches. Two pairings in each match were extended to a third set.
USC is looking to nab its third straight national title and second straight NCAA crown live on TBS. The Trojans won the AVCA title in 2015.