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Aloha! Arizona Beach Volleyball Heads to Hawaii Invitational

Aloha! Arizona Beach Volleyball Heads to Hawaii Invitational


TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Beach Volleyball travels to Honolulu, Hawai’i for their last tournament weekend of the regular season, where they will take on No. 14 Georgia State and No. 8 Hawai’i on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sunday’s match (9:30pm PT) against Hawai’i will be televised live on ESPN+.

The schedule for the weekend looks like this:

Saturday, April 15

Arizona vs. #14 Georgia State | 11:00 a.m. MST

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Arizona at #8 Hawai’i | 1:15 p.m. MST

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Sunday, April 16

Arizona vs. #14 Georgia State | 5:30 p.m. MST

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Arizona at #8 Hawai’i | 9:30 p.m. MST

TV: ESPN+

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News and Notes

* The 2023 season marks the 10th for Arizona head coach Steve Walker at the helm of the Wildcats program. He’s the only head coach the program has had since it was started in 2014. Walker’s overall record as head coach at Arizona is 177-75.

* Last weekend, Arizona went 2-2 with wins over #10 Stanford and Utah at the Pac-12 North Invitational.

* This weekend will be the last tournament in the regular season. The Wildcats are 2-0 all-time against Georgia State and 1-6 against Hawai’i 

* Arizona’s last win over Georgia State was on May 6, 2016 in the NCAA Tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

* Arizona’s only win against Hawai’i came on April 18th, 2021 in Seattle for the University of Washington Invitational. Match results from that day were 4-1 featuring three current players claiming a court win; seniors Alex Parkhurst, Alana Rennie, and Hope Shannon look to add to their career record against Hawai’i. 

* A look at the record and winning percentage by lineup position this season for Arizona:

Court 1: 15-9 (.625)

Court 2: 15-9 (.625)

Court 3: 18-6 (.750)

Court 4: 21-3 (.875)

Court 5: 17-7 (.708)

Overall: 86-34 (.717)

* Super senior Sarah Blacker opted to use her extra year of eligibility and return to the Wildcats in 2023. On April 1 against UTEP, Blacker picked up her 87th career win to set a new Arizona record for individual career victories. The previous record was 86 wins held by Madison Witt, McKenna Witt and Brooke Burling.

Arizona Individual Wins (Career)

89

Sarah Blacker (2019-Present)

86

Madison Witt…

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