USC's Bustamante, Graudina named Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week
Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week: Abril Bustamante & Tina Graudina, USC
• USC's reigning Volleyball Magazine/Sand Socks National Pair of the Year, Bustamante and Graudina swept through their opening five matches of the 2019 season in straight sets last week.
• Bustamante (Sr./Redondo Beach, Calif./Communications) and Graudina (So./Jurmala, Latvia/Political Science) defeated the No. 1 pair from four different ranked opponents.
• The No. 2 nationally ranked Trojans opened their campaign 4-1 with victories over No. 13 LMU (4-1), a trio of 5-0 sweeps of No. 12 Stanford, No. 14 Arizona and Oregon, and a narrow 3-2 loss to No. 1 UCLA.
• It is the second career weekly honor for the duo, which improved to 36-2 overall since 2018, and the fourth career award for Bustamante dating to the Pac-12's inaugural 2016 beach volleyball season.
ALSO NOMINATED: Mima Mirkovic & Jordan Polo, CALIFORNIA; Brooke Nuneviller & Lindsey Vander Weide, OREGON; Lily Justine & Sarah Sponcil, UCLA.
2019 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIR OF THE WEEK
|Feb. 26||Lily Justine & Sarah Sponcil, UCLA|
|March 5||Abril Bustamante & Tina Graudina, USC|