USC duo earn second Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor
PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIR OF THE WEEK:
Abril Bustamante (SR./Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Tina Graudina (SO./Jurmala, Latvia), USC
• USC's top pair scored the clinching point three times in three duals and did not drop a set through three matches, en route to leading the Trojans to a 3-0 week, including wins at Arizona State, and vs. fifth-ranked Pepperdine and sixth-ranked Hawai'i.
• The duo improved to 17-1 overall and helped the Trojans improve to 16-2 overall.
• Bustamante won her 105th career match and moved into 6th place all-time at USC for individual wins.
• A sophomore, Graudina is a french major and Bustamante is a senior majoring in communication.
• It is the second time this season the duo earns the weekly honor (Mar. 5) and the third time overal, garnering the award last season as a pair. It is also Bustamante's fourth-career weekly nod and the 16th for USC.
ALSO NOMINATED: Natalie Anselmo/Madison Rigdon, ARIZ; Jordan Polo/Mima Mirkovic, CAL; Cat McCoy/Samantha Drechsel, WASH.
2019 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIR OF THE WEEK
|Feb. 26||Lily Justine & Sarah Sponcil, UCLA|
|Mar. 5||Abril Bustamante & Tina Graudina, USC|
|Mar. 12||Haley Hallgren & Alexandra Poletto, USC|
|Mar. 19||Oluoma Okaro & Ashley Wenz, ASU|
|Mar. 25||Abril Bustamante & Tina Graudina, USC|