USC Ties For First At 2nd Annual USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge

April 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES -- Geena Urango and Alex Jupiter won the gold bracket for the 2nd Annual USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge, held in Santa Monica last Saturday. USC tied for the team title with Pepperdine.

Urango and Jupiter defeated Pepperdine's Kiah Fiers and Caitlin Racich in the final, 16-21, 21-16, 15-7.

The Women of Troy continue their strong history in sand volleyball, which will be added as an NCAA sport for the 2011-12 academic year and make it the 20th sport to be sponsored at USC.

USC won the 2009 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, defeating seven other teams that included Nebraska, Texas, Hawai'i and San Diego.