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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From Indoor to Beach Volleyball

It’s the most watched sport at the Olympics, and it was added as a women’s collegiate sport just a few years ago. Beach volleyball is on the rise nationwide.   With the popularity of the sport growing, many players are wanting to make the switch from indoor to the sand. If you’re wanting to make that…

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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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The 3rd Collegiate Sand Volleyball Season

The 3rd Collegiate Sand Volleyball Season will begin this coming weekend. This will be the first year with over 40 schools (and counting) participating in the sand season. The American Volleyball Coaches Association will be hosting the third AVCA Championships this May 2-4, as the NCAA will start planning to transition sand volleyball from an emerging…

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Season Three

Forty-one teams (and counting) will hit the sand this spring for the third season of the fastest-growing NCAA emerging sport ever – sand volleyball.

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