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Denaburg, Van Winkle Named Pac-12 Pair of the Week

Mar 8, 2022
The duo was paired together for the first time in their careers and, after three practices, went 4-0 this past week without dropping a set on court one.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- UCLA sophomore Lexy Denaburg (Merritt Island, Fla.) and junior Abby Van Winkle (San Clemente, Calif.) have been named the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week as announced by the league office today.

The duo was paired together for the first time in their careers and, after three practices, went 4-0 this past week without dropping a set on court one. All four victories came against ranked teams.

In their first match together, the tandem had the dual-clinching win over No. 1 USC, defeating the Trojans' 2020 Olympian Tina Graudina and Hailey Harward, 21-17, 21-17.

The Bruin duo was also named the AVCA/CBVB National Pair of the Week.

This is the second weekly honor for Denaburg in her career and the third for Van Winkle.

Also Nominated: Sarah Blacker/Maja Kaiser, Arizona; Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney, Arizona State; Mima Mirkovic/Ana Costa, California; Emmy Sharp/Maya Harvey, Stanford; Megan Kraft/Sammy Slater, USC.
 
2022 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS OF THE WEEK

 Week of Pair
March 1 Devon Newberry/Jaden Whitmarsh, UCLA
March 8 Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle, UCLA