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UNF, FSU, TCU, Chattanooga, Georgia State claim NCAA beach volleyball bids

UNF, FSU, TCU, Chattanooga, Georgia State claim NCAA beach volleyball bids

The preliminary work is done after five more automatic bids were clinched on Saturday.

At 11 a.m. Eastern Sunday the field of 17 will be announced for the NCAAโ€™s National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship that begins Friday in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The announcement, which can be seen on NCAA.com, will include North Florida, which won the ASUN; Florida State, which won the CCSA; TCU, which won Conference USA;ย Chattanooga, which won the Ohio Valley Conference; and Georgia State, which won the Sun Belt Conference.

Four other teams had already claimed their conferencesโ€™ respective automatic bids: USC, Hawaiโ€™i, Loyola Marymount and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

There are eight at-large bids up for grabs and VolleyballMagโ€™s Larry Hamel projects them to go to UCLA, Stanford, Cal Poly, Long Beach State, Arizona State, Cal, LSU and Florida International. Hamel expects North Florida to face Chattanooga in the play-in match.

North Florida

ASUN

North Florida is in the NCAA Championship for the first time.ย 

From the North Florida recap:

DELAND, Fla. โ€“ย ย North Florida beach volleyball (24-11) became the first team in conference history to sweep the entire ASUN Tournament and earned its fifth championship title in program history with a 3-0 sweep over No. 2 Stetson (22-12) on Saturday afternoon at the Cooper Beach Volleyball Courts.

Click here for the UNF recap and boxscores.

Florida State

CCSA

Florida State is a fixture in the NCAA Championship and now awaits seeding. Hamel projects the Seminoles as the No. 4 seed after USC, UCLA and Stanford.

From the CCSA recap:

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.ย โ€“ Florida State captures theย 2024ย Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Beach Volleyball Championship after a 3-0ย win against #4 South Carolina. Top-seeded Florida State remained perfect with a 3-0 record throughout the CCSA Championship en route to their seventh league title.

The Seminoles faced #4 South Carolina in the championship match after the Gamecocks completed their second upset of the tournament defeating No. 10 LSU. South Carolinaโ€™s 4โ€™s and 5โ€™s pair finished with seven seconds of each other to clinch the win over the Tigers. In the Gamecocksโ€™ first championship finals appearance, South Carolina took the first set on the 1โ€™s court and forced a three-set match on the 2โ€™s and 3โ€™s pair. Ultimately, the Seminoles claimed the 4โ€™s, 5โ€™s pair while the top court sealed the deal in a 15-10ย third set win.

Click here for the FSU recap and boxscores.

TCU

Conference…

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