USC Wins 2009 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

April 18, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's volleyball team won the 2009 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, held earlier today in Riverside. USC won the team title with 37 points, thanks to the teams of Jessica Gysin/Alex Jupiter and Zoe Garrett/Geena Urango who won their respective divisions.

USC won the team title with 37 points, finishing ahead of second-place Nebraska, followed by Texas, Hawai'i, San Diego, North Carolina, Utah and UC Riverside.

The Championship is part of the fourth annual Alt Games, a first-of-its-kind event showcasing college action sports championships. The Championship featured a team-style format with each school fielding four teams of two players. Teams in each division were awarded eight points for first place, seven for second place and so on with the exception of Flight A, featuring the top teams from each school, where all points were doubled.

Gysin and Jupiter defeated Nebraska's Sydney Anderson/Tara Mueller in the championship of Flight A (15-13, 15-13) to secure the 16 points toward the team championship after defeating San Diego's Andrea Csaszi/Colleen Carlson in the semifinal (15-6, 15-11).

Garrett and Urango won Flight B by defeating Texas' Kiley Hall and Heather Kisner in the final (12-15, 15-12, 15-10). The team of Kimmee Roleder, Alli Hillgren and Kati Cattaneo finished third in Flight C while Mychaela Miller and Emilie Stewart finished third in Flight D.

The Championship is part of the fourth annual Alt Games, a first-of-its-kind event showcasing college action sports championships. The Championship featured a team-style format with each school fielding four teams of two players.

Extensive television coverage of the event will kick off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Saturday (May 16) at 11 a.m. Pacific.

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