Monday, 27 May 2024

USA Volleyball to Host Collegiate Beach Championships

USA Volleyball is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the Collegiate Beach Championships in May 2017 as part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Comcast.

A New Championship in the Sand

Taking place from May 11-13 in Hermosa Beach, California, the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships will bring together 24 women’s pairs and eight men’s pairs to compete for the title. The winning pairs will earn a spot on a USA Volleyball collegiate beach national team.

“USA Volleyball is delighted to be a part of Team USA’s 2017 Summer Champions Series,” said Jamie Davis, USA Volleyball’s Chief Executive Officer. “This collegiate tournament aligns with our strategic direction of increasing participation at all levels, and we believe the partnership with NBC Sports Network will invite new boys and girls to join us on the beach.”

Exciting Broadcast Coverage

NBCSN will be airing the women’s final live on May 13, followed by the taped delayed men’s final. The tournament will kick off with pool play on Thursday and wrap up with the finals on Saturday. The broadcast will feature all the thrilling action from the single-elimination bracket play.

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Qualification and Selection Process

The eight schools that qualify for the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships will earn an automatic berth for their top team. The remaining women’s pairs and all eight men’s pairs will be chosen by a selection committee based on merit from the 2017 season and USAV Beach Ranking. USA Volleyball may also award up to two women’s wild card pairs. The selection committee consists of representatives from NCAA, USA Volleyball, AVCA, and athlete representatives.

Connecting Collegiate and National Teams

USA Volleyball’s partnership with the United States Olympic Committee aims to bridge the collegiate game to the national teams. The winning athletes from the Collegiate Beach Championships will have the opportunity to play on one of our collegiate beach national teams. This initiative further strengthens USA Volleyball’s international competitive excellence.

Join the Beach Volleyball Action

The introduction of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships adds another exciting event to the Team USA Summer Champions Series. Admission to the venue on Hermosa Beach Pier will be free and open to the public. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable weekend of beach volleyball action and witness the future stars of USA Volleyball in action.

FAQs

Q: When and where will the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships take place?
A: The collegiate beach championships will be held from May 11-13 in Hermosa Beach, California.

Q: How many pairs will compete in the tournament?
A: There will be 24 women’s pairs and eight men’s pairs competing in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships.

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Q: How can athletes qualify for the tournament?
A: The eight schools that qualify for the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships will earn an automatic berth for their top team. The remaining pairs will be chosen by a selection committee based on their performance in the 2017 season and USAV Beach Ranking.

Summary

USA Volleyball is hosting the Collegiate Beach Championships as part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series. This event will showcase the top collegiate beach volleyball athletes competing for a spot on a USA Volleyball collegiate beach national team. The tournament will feature 24 women’s pairs and eight men’s pairs, culminating in an exciting finals broadcasted on NBCSN. Admission to the venue in Hermosa Beach is free and open to the public, so come and witness the future stars of USA Volleyball in action.