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USC Beach Volleyball Garners Top Seed to Open Pac-12 Championship Run

USC Beach Volleyball Garners Top Seed to Open Pac-12 Championship Run


Women’s Beach Volleyball | April 23, 2024

LOS ANGELES โ€“ย The No. 1-ranked USC beach volleyball team (29-4) was chosen as the top seed in the 2024 Pac-12 Championship and will open its run at the conference tournament on Wednesday (April 24) against either eighth-seeded Utah (18-14) or ninth-seeded Oregon (5-23). The Utes and the Ducks will play the first dual of the tournament and the winner will advance to face the Women of Troy in a dual at 3:30 p.m. PT. All duals at the Pac-12 Championship will be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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USC has won four Pac-12 titles (2016, ’17, ’19, ’22) and held the top seed in three of those championship runs. The Trojans were also the top seed in 2021 but finished as the runner-up to championship host UCLA. The Women of Troy won the 2017 and ’19 Pac-12 crowns in the state of Arizona (Tucson) and are 36-1 all-time in the Copper State, which includes an 8-1 record in Pac-12 tournament duals.

THIS WEEK

2024 PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Sun Devil Beach Volleyball Facility โ€ข Tempe, Ariz.

WATCH LIVE: Pac-12 Networks

Anne Marie Anderson, Holly McPeak, Daron Sutton, & Nicole Branagh

MATCH #34 โ€ข Wednesday, April 24 โ€ข 3:30 p.m. PT

[1] No. 1 USC (29-4) vs. [8] Utah (18-14) / [9] Oregon (5-23)

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022 (4)

PAC-12 TOURNAMENT RECORD: 24-7 (.774)

STREAK: Lost 1 โ€ข LAST 10: 7-3

LAST DUAL: L 0-3 vs. UCLA (April 28, 2023 โ€ข Stanford, Calif.)

CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE: SunDevils.com / Pac-12.com

BARE E-SAND-SHELLSย โ€ข TL;DR

  • USC has won the last three NCAA championships and owns six national titles including the first NCAA crown awarded in 2016 (AVCA ’15, NCAA ’17, ’21, ’22, ’23).
  • The Trojans own four Pac-12 championships (2016, ’17, ’19, ’22).
  • USC is 134-19 (.876) under fifth-year head coach Dain Blanton.
  • The Trojans are ranked No. 1 in the AVCA poll (No. 1, CBVB). It is the 110th time (of 110) USC is ranked by the AVCA; its 109th time among the top 5. The Trojans have also held the No. 1 spot a record 47 times and are 147-17 in duals when they are the top-ranked team.
  • The Women of Troy were chosen as the top seed in the Pac-12 Championship for the fifth time. In four previous tournaments as the No. 1 seed, USC has won the championship three times (2016, ’17, ’22) but had a runner-up finish in 2021.
  • USC holds a 36-1…

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