USC duo earn second Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor

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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

 Week of Pair
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
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