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Beach Volleyball Collects Postseason Conference Honors – University of South Carolina Athletics

Beach Volleyball Collects Postseason Conference Honors – University of South Carolina Athletics

ATLANTA, GA. – The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) announced its annual postseason awards on Tuesday, April 23. South Carolina took home a number of individual honors as well as multiple members on the all-conference teams, as voted on by the conference’s coaches and sports information directors.

Headlining the honors were Skylar Allen and Julia Waugh. A graduate student in her first year of a doctoral program in coaching education, Allen earned the honor of CCSA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. First-year standout Waugh was the unanimous choice for CCSA Freshman of the Year; both her and Allen are the first Gamecocks to win either award since the team joined the conference in 2016. Allen holds a 4.0 GPA in her doctoral program, having already earned her undergraduate degree in exercise science in May 2023. On the sand, she is a two-time all-american who ranks fourth in program history for career wins. Of her 84 total victories, 70 have come in the number one pairing – 25 more than any other Gamecock in program history. The only thing to slow down Waugh’s impressive debut season was injury. After missing the team’s first two weeks due to injury, the York, S.C. native went on a tear and finished the regular season with a 16-6 overall record. She finished third on the team in ranked wins, with three, and moved from the fourth position all the way up to court two by season’s end.

South Carolina also added eight more honorees to the conference’s three teams – all-conference, all-freshman and all-academic. Allen and Allison Coens were one of five pairs selected to the All-Conference list, the two went 15-9 together win 10 of those wins coming in the top pairing. It is Coens’ first All-Conference honor and Allen’s second, having also made the team last spring with partner Simone Priebe. Waugh made the all-freshman team as a unanimous selection, and four Gamecocks – Allen, Coens, Jolie Cranford and Hannah Mackenhausen – made the all-academic team. Waugh marks the third year in a row a Gamecock made the five-woman all-freshman team, and it is also the third year in a row with South Carolina leading the conference with four all-academic honorees. Allen is a three-time all-academic team member, Coens and Mackenhausen also made the 2023 team, and for Cranford it is her first time making the list.

2024 CCSA Beach Volleyball Postseason Honors and Awards
* – Denotes unanimous selection

Pair of the Year: *Reilly Allred & Parker…

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