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NCAA volleyball: USC, Hawai’i, LMU win beach automatic bids; men’s championship update

NCAA volleyball: USC, Hawai'i, LMU win beach automatic bids; men's championship update

Maggie Boyd looks up as UCLA teammate Lexy Denaburg tries to knuckle over USC’s Megan Kraft/Tim Britt,

Once again it came down to USC vs. UCLA.

Top-seeded USC came through the contenders bracket Friday to beat third-seeded Stanford and then second-seeded UCLA to win the final Pac-12 Championship.

Hawai’i beat Long Beach State to win the Big West. 

Loyola Marymount beat Pepperdine and won the West Coast Conference.

We also have recaps of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association, where Florida State is into the title match; Conference USA, where TCU is in the final; the West Coast Conference, which is into the semifinals; the Sun Belt, where Georgia State is in the championship match; the ASUN, where North Florida is in the title match; and the Ohio Valley, where Chattanooga awaist the UT Martin-Lindenwood winner. Texas A&M Corpus Christi won the Southland Conference title last Sunday and the automatic bid that goes with it.

The NCAA’s National Collegiate Beach Championship, a 17-team, single-elimination tournament, is May 3-5 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The NCAA field will be announced at 11 a.m. Eastern Sunday on NCAA. com.

We also have an NCAA men’s volleyball update in this report.

NCAA beach

PAC-12: This is the final year of the Pac-12 and USC is its last champion.

From the USC news release:

TEMPE, Ariz. – The top-seeded USC beach volleyball team (33-5) emerged from the contender’s bracket with a 3-1 win over No. 3 Stanford (31-5) and a 3-0 victory over second-seeded UCLA (32-6) to claim its fifth Pac-12 Championship at the Sun Devil Beach Volleyball Facility on Friday, April 26. With the league crown, the Trojans also earn the Pac-12’s automatic berth into next week’s NCAA Championship.

USC wins the 2024 Pac-12 beach title

The Women of Troy collected the program’s fifth Pac-12 title (2016, ’17, ’19, ’22) and the second under fifth-year head coach Dain Blanton. USC goes to 28-8 in duals at the Pac-12 Championship with a 12-2 mark in the state of Arizona. The Trojans also improved to 40-2 all-time in the Copper State and rose to 151-18 in duals when they are ranked No. 1.

Click here for the complete USC recap and boxscores and here for the Pac-12 video recap.

Hawai’i wins the 2024 Big West beach title

BIG WEST: Hawai’i won the league’s automatic bid.

From the Hawai’i news release: 

LONG BEACH, Cailf.  — The University of Hawai’i beach volleyball team claimed the Big West Championship with a pair of wins Friday on…

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