Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

Beach Update: NCAA Championship, USAV Collegiate Beach Championships

Collegiate beach volleyball fans are in for two exciting weeks of play with the NCAA Championship in Alabama, followed by the USA Volleyball (USAV) Collegiate Beach Championships in California.

NCAA Championship Selections

Eight teams have earned their spot in the NCAA Championship, including three newcomers. USC, South Carolina, Hawaii, Florida State, LSU, UCLA, Pepperdine, and Long Beach State will compete from May 5th in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The NCAA Championship also grants each of these schools an invitation for one pair to participate in the USAV Collegiate Beach Championships, taking place from May 11th to 13th.

NCAA Championship Matches

From May 5th to 6th, NCAA matches will be broadcasted live on and TruTV, with the National Title matchup scheduled for May 7th at 2 p.m. ET on TBS. Selections for the NCAA Championship included three teams from the East Region, three from the West, and two at-large bids. This will be the first time Long Beach State, LSU, and South Carolina compete in the NCAA Championship.

USAV Collegiate Beach Championships

After the NCAA Championship, beach volleyball enthusiasts will shift their focus to the USAV Collegiate Beach Championships in Hermosa Beach, California. The final event selections will be revealed on May 3rd on USA Volleyball’s website.

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This event also serves as an official Team USA Trials for a spot on a USAV collegiate beach national team. Participants must be U.S. citizens, and there is no limit to the number of pairs from a single school that can compete. The women’s final will be aired live on NBCSN on May 13th at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the men’s final on tape delay.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re passionate about supporting beach volleyball, consider volunteering at the Collegiate Beach Championships in Hermosa Beach from May 11th to 13th. Visit Alpinetgheep for more information on how you can help.

NCAA Championships Schedule

Date Round Eastern Time Watch
May 5 Round 1 10 a.m.
May 5 Round 1 11 a.m.
May 5 Round 1 12 p.m.
May 5 Round 1 1 p.m.
May 5 Elimination 2 p.m.
May 5 Elimination 3:10 p.m. TruTV
May 5 Round 2 4 p.m. TruTV
May 6 Elimination 2 p.m.
May 6 Elimination 3:10 p.m.
May 6 Round 3 4 p.m. TruTV
May 6 Elimination 5 p.m. TruTV
May 6 Final 11 a.m.
May 6 Championship 2 p.m. TBS


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The NCAA Championship and USAV Collegiate Beach Championships promise thrilling matches and unforgettable moments for beach volleyball fans across the nation. Stay tuned to Alpinetgheep for updates on these tournaments and other exciting beach volleyball events.