In addition to the Division I indoor champions Nebraska (above), Division I beach champions UCLA, Division II indoor champions Concordia – St. Paul, and NAIA champions Lindsey Wilson College were also honored.
NCAA beach pairs grabbed three of the top five spots at the World University Beach Championships with UCLA’s Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara bringing home the gold medal, representing Canada. Germans Dan John/Eric Stadie earned the men’s gold.
The World University Beach Championships will pit Canadians Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara against Spain’s Maria Belen Carro/Paula Soria for the title on Friday.
The NCAA beach volleyball scene remains in the world spotlight as three collegiate sides have made their way to the World University Beach Championships final eight.
2017 All-Big Ten honorable mention right side Ashley Wenz will continue her volleyball career at Arizona State Beach.
The eight pools titles were awarded on Tuesday and the first elimination round finished setting the table for Wednesday’s second round action. Americans Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss and Emily Sonny/Torrey Van Winden and Canadians Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara were among the group winners.
Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss of LSU and Emily Sonny/Torrey Van Winden of Cal Poly went 2-0 to open the World University Beach Championships representing the United States, while UCLA stars Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara also won two matches representing Canada.
Derek Olson, who helped elevate the Cal beach volleyball team to become one of the top programs in the Pac-12 last season, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
In a stacked qualifying pool, only four teams per gender advanced through Thursday’s matches into the main draw. Seeds 2, 3, 5 and 9 made it through on the women’s side, while No. 1 qualifier Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan were knocked out. On the men’s side, seeds 1, 2, 4 and 6 advanced, including top seed Ty Loomis/Piotr Marciniak.
VolleyMob first, second and third team All-America honors recognize the top three teams from courts 1 through 5. UCLA’s Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (Court 1), Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (Court 2), Izzy Carey/Megan Muret (Court 5), Hawaii’s Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (Court 3) and Pepperdine’s Skylar Caputo/Alexis Filippone (Court 4) make up the first team.
Forty-six athletes were named to the 2018 Pac-12 Conference Beach Volleyball All-Academic teams, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Friday.
UCLA’s top pair of Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara earned their third straight Beach All-America honors, while Hawaii’s Emily Maglio garnered her second selection among 22 AVCA honors announced Thursday.
Two teams are one step closer to a berth in the 2018 World University Championships as pool play for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships wrapped up on Thursday.
USA Volleyball is providing live streaming video of four courts during the Bridgestone USAV Collegiate Beach Championships. Pool play begins Thursday at noon ET.
The top pair in the country will be crowned on Saturday at the Bridgestone USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. The event will feature 32 women’s teams hailing from 18 schools and eight men’s teams.
After reigning as the No. 1 team in the land beginning with the Week 6 poll, the UCLA beach volleyball team caps the season in the same position, continuing a five poll reign atop of the AVCA Beach Volleyball listings. The Bruins bested Florida State 3-1 for the NCAA title on Sunday.
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