Four-time USC beach volleyball All-American Sara Hughes (Costa Mesa, Calif.) was named one of 28 semifinalists for the Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) 88th James E. Sullivan Award on Wednesday, March 14. Semifinalists will be narrowed to a group of finalists based on a public vote open from March 14-20.
The USC beach volleyball pair of junior Abril Bustamante (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Tina Graudina (Jurmala, Latvia) was chosen for the program's first-ever American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)/CollegeBeachVB.com National Pair of the Week award on Tuesday, March 13.
No. 3-ranked USC (8-4) heads to Honolulu for five duals this weekend in the Outrigger Resorts Hawai'i Invitational. The Women of Troy will face No. 12 Grand Canyon (5-4), Nebraska (3-4) twice, and host No. 5-ranked Hawai'i (7-3) in two duals at Queen's Beach.