The No. 3-ranked USC beach volleyball team (9-5) dropped a tough 3-2 decision to host No. 5 Hawai'i (9-3) on Queen's Beach in the 2018 Outrigger Resorts Hawai'i Invitational on Saturday, March 17. The Rainbow Wahine earned all three of their points in three-set wins to snap an eight-match losing streak to the Trojans.
The No. 3-ranked USC beach volleyball team (9-4) earned its third 5-0 sweep of the season with a win over No. 12 Grand Canyon (5-5) at the Outrigger Resorts Hawai'i Invitational on Queen's Beach on Saturday, March 17.
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.