Buffs Host Sand Volleyball Scrimmage
BOULDER GÇô The University of Colorado volleyball team will wrap up its spring practices this week. After playing three weekends indoors, the Buffs will switch gears and hit the sand courts for one final competition.
CU will host Colorado State at the Oasis in Broomfield, Colo. on Friday, April 26, starting at 3:45 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Sand volleyball has been labeled an emerging sport by the NCAA, and although CU and CSU do not yet sponsor it as a varsity sport, it has provided an exciting twist to this yearGÇÖs spring drills since the Buffs have practiced on the sand and indoors.
2012 marked the inaugural season for sand volleyball on a collegiate level with 15 schools participating. In 2013, there were an additional 15 schools that added sand volleyball. The 2013 Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships will be May 3-5.
Colorado finished the 2012 season with a 14-18 overall record. The Buffs finished the non-conference season with a 10-2 record and got off to an 11-2 start to the season, one of the best ever in school history. CU finished the Pac-12 season 4-16, tying for 10th in the final league standings.