When Kamila Tan entered UCLA as its first beach volleyball-exclusive athlete in 2012, there was only one 2-inch deep court the team had to practice on. The players weren’t allowed to dive on it, and there wasn’t even an NCAA championship tournament for beach volleyball. Fast forward to today, 11 out of 15 players on the roster specialize in sand volleyball and UCLA plays its matches at a home stadium set up in Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.
Last year, UCLA beach volleyball was eliminated from the NCAA championship after falling to Florida State 3-1. 2017 was a different year, but it ended the same way. The No. 4 Seminoles (29-9) ended the No. 2 Bruins’ (30-6) NCAA Tournament dream for the second straight year at Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Saturday. The game even featured the same scoreline.
The No. 2 UCLA beach volleyball team (29-4) broke No. 1 USC’s (34-1) 62 dual winning streak in the Pac-12 championship semifinal Friday. The Bruins had handed the Trojans their first defeat in 413 days Friday at Bear Down Beach in Tucson, Arizona, winning by a set score of 3-2. UCLA cheered and celebrated when senior Jordan Anderson chipped a ball to the deep left corner of the court to win the game 22-20, 22-20 and the match for the team.
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