College Sand and Men’s Volleyball Updates

The first week of the collegiate sand volleyball season had a lot of great matches with some new programs taking their first steps in the sand. Volleyball Magazine has highlighted some of the action that went down. To read the recap, click here.   The NCAA men’s volleyball season is right in the middle of its season…

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Volleyball Weekly Recap

The USA vs Brazil Challenge this past weekend generated a lot of hype and started to get everyone excited for Rio 2016. While Brazil won the overall, the US did bring home some hardware. Check out the full recap of the event here.   Following the event, April Ross wrote a blog about her experience…

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2015 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Preseason Polls

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) came out with the preseason polls for this year’s collegiate sand volleyball season. Pepperdine, the reigning champs, check in at number 1, while USC and Florida State, two programs that have also been at the forefront of this collegiate sport, come in at number 2 and 3. Check out below…

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NCAA DII, DIII membership approves Sand Volleyball as 90th championship

Division II and Division III approved sand volleyball as a championship Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Convention, allowing it to advance from the emerging sports for women list to become a full-fledged NCAA championship in spring 2016. Sand volleyball, which was approved to become a championship by Division I in October, will be the 90th…

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Sand volleyball could become newest NCAA championship

Division I Legislative Council approved a measure to establish a national collegiate championship in the sport

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NCAA Sand Volleyball Update

According to the NCAA’s sports sponsorship database, five new schools will join the ever-expanding list of varsity sand volleyball programs and compete in their first seasons this spring. Texas Christian University, University of New Mexico, University of New Orleans, and University of Portland will bolster the ranks of the Division I schools offering sand opportunities, while…

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Can Beach Volleyball Become a Collegiate Sport for Men?

In 2012, the NCAA sanctioned Beach Volleyball as a collegiate sport for women at a select number of schools. Today, there are over 40 schools that offer Beach Volleyball at the Division 1 level for women. This year, the team of Kirby Burnham and Sara Hughes took home the championship for the University of Southern…

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There’s a new kid in town: 41 teams and counting- The fastest growing sport in NCAA history

There is a new kid on the NCAA playground and in just under three seasons it has qualified to be considered to hold an NCAA National Championship. Women’s beach volleyball has officially become the fastest growing NCAA emerging sport ever. In its inaugural year(2012) there were just 16 teams, last year we saw 29 participate…

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NCAA Proposes Sand Volleyball Championship

The NCAA Division I Legislative Council Administrative Committee has sponsored a proposal for the 2014-15 legislative cycle to make sand volleyball the NCAA’s 90th championship. Sand volleyball is currently an emerging sport for women, where the NCAA sanctions the sport and allows schools to use it for sport sponsorship regulations but does not sponsor an NCAA championship….

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High School Sand All-America Teams

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2014) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association is excited to announce the inaugural AVCA High School Sand All-America Team. The team is comprised of four of the elite high school sand volleyball players from across the country. Three of the AVCA All-Americans come from the Golden Coast of California and one from the…

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AVCA Collegiate Sand Championships

USC’s Burnham and Hughes Win 2014 AVCA Sand Volleyball Pairs Championship, All-Americans and Coach of the Year Announced   It was a banner day for the USC Women of Troy, as their pair of Kirby Burnham and Sara Hughes defeated Karissa Cook and Brittany Tiegs of the University of Hawai’i in the championship match of…

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AVCA Announces Participants for the 2014 Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships

Lexington, KY – The AVCA National Championship Selection Committee announced today that the University of Southern California, Pepperdine, Florida State University, the University of Hawai’i, Florida International University and Stetson University have been selected to compete in the third annual AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship. The event will be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May…

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