UCLA Beach Volleyball Receives NCAA Championship Rings

  0 Braden Keith | October 22nd, 2018 | Beach, College - Beach, Pac-12

The UCLA Bruins received their NCAA National Championship Rings in a ceremony during a UCLA football game earlier this month. The Bruins became the first team besides their cross-town rivals USC to win an NCAA championship in beach volleyball.

After entering the tournament as the top seed, the Bruins were knocked out of the winner’s bracket in the 2nd round via a 3-1 loss to Florida State. They then knocked off LSU 3-0, USC 3-1, and Hawaii 3-2 to earn the right to play the hot-handed Seminoles again in the championship match, where the result was a very different story. This time, UCLA won 3-1 to take their national championship. That was their 116th NCAA National Championship in school history, which is 2nd only to Stanford’s 117 titles.

The Bruins won 35 of its final 36 matches, with that 2nd-round loss to Florida State being their only one in that run.

The UCLA football team lost the game 31-24 to Washington, but that didn’t put a damper on the day for the Beach Bruins. Below, see the teams’ Instagram posts celebrating the day.

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UCLA Beach Volleyball put a ring on it 💍

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@uclabeachvb stole the show💍

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The 2018 NCAA Beach Volleyball Champions were honored today at the UCLA/Washington football game at the Rose Bowl! #GoBruins #GoBeyondGreat #WeWill

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Say hello to my little friend💍

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The struggle is figuring out how to show the ring in every pic

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Not the average ring by spring 💍

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About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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