Collegiate Beach Volleyball Poll

Trojans’ Reign Continues

Florida State No.2 at NCAA Championships

Past Collegiate

Beach Champions


2016: USC


2015: USC

2014: Pepperdine

2013: Long Beach State

2012: Pepperdine

DiG 2016

Collegiate Beach Volleyball Poll

Final • 5/12/16

1. USC

2. Florida State


4. Hawaii

5. Pepperdine

6. Arizona

7. Georgia State

8. Stetson

9. Long Beach State

10. LSU

11. Grand Canyon

12. North Florida

13. Florida International

14. Tulane

15. San Francisco

16. California

17. St. Mary’s

18. New Mexico

19. Florida Atlantic

  1. 20.South Carolina

Others receiving votes:

TCU, Washington, Nebraska, Loyola Marymount

     San Luis Obispo — The University of Southern California finished the year where they started it, as the No. 1 team in NCAA Beach Volleyball.

     The Women of Troy clinched the first ever NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 8, leaving little doubt that they were the best team on the beach in 2016. USC started the championship tournament as the No. 2 seed but marched through the bracket almost untouched, dropping only one match during their four consecutive dual victories. The Trojans defeated Georgia State, Pepperdine, and top-seeded Florida State twice to claim the crown.

     All-American juniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes clinched the title for USC by defeating Florida State’s Jace Pardon and Julie Brown in the final match, giving the Trojans a 3-0 victory over the Seminoles. Florida State capped a terrific season with their runner-up finish at the championships, and finished the year at No. 2 in the DiG Poll after beginning the year at No. 6. UCLA, with statement wins in Alabama over both Pepperdine and Hawaii, was voted the third-ranked team in country. Hawaii and Pepperdine rounded out the top-five in the poll.