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Top-Seeded USC Beach Volleyball Sets Sights on Fourth Pac-12 Crown

Apr 26, 2022

LOS ANGELES – No. 1-ranked USC (28-1) received the top seed in the Pac-12 Championship and will carry a 27-dual win streak into the tournament as the Trojans take aim at a fourth Pac-12 crown. The Women of Troy will open play against either eighth-seeded Oregon (13-16) or ninth-seeded Utah (5-17) at 2 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 27, at Bear Down Beach in Tucson, Ariz.
USC holds the top seed in the Pac-12 Championship for the fourth time in the six times the tournament has been staged since the conference began sponsoring beach volleyball in 2016 (no championship awarded in 2020). The Trojans own three Pac-12 titles and won back-to-back championships in 2016 and 2017. UCLA won it in 2018. As the No. 2 seed, the Women of Troy took down the Bruins to win in 2019 at Merle Norman Stadium. After the pause in 2020, UCLA did the same to USC as the Bruins took the No. 2 seed and won the 2021 title on home sand at Mapes Beach. The Trojans' 2017 Pac-12 Championship was won in Tucson. USC finished the season 38-1 and suffered its only loss at Bear Down Beach to UCLA in the winner's bracket final. The Trojans are 28-1 all-time in the state of Arizona and have won 21 straight duals in the Copper State since that lone loss.

2022 Pac-12 Championship
Bear Down Beach • Tucson, Ariz.

MATCH #30 • Wednesday, April 27 2 p.m. PT
[1] No. 1 USC (28-1) vs. [8] Oregon (13-16) or [9] Utah (5-17)
Bear Down Beach • Tucson, Ariz.
SERIES HISTORY: USC leads: 7-0 vs. Oregon / 5-0 vs. Utah
STREAK: Won 7 / Won 5 • LAST 10: 7-0 / 5-0


  • Defending champion USC owns four national championships including the first NCAA title in 2016 (AVCA '15, NCAA '17, '21).
  • The Women of Troy also own three Pac-12 crowns (2016, '17, '19).
  • USC holds the top seed in the Pac-12 Championship for the fourth time. The Trojans are 18-5 all-time in Pac-12 tournament duals.
  • USC is 64-10 under third-year head coach Dain Blanton.
  • The Women of Troy have won 21 consecutive matches in the state of Arizona and are 28-1 all-time in the Copper State.
  • The Trojans have logged 5-0 wins 17 times this spring (129 all-time). 
  • Only two Pac-12 teams have ever beaten USC. California (2) and UCLA (14) account for all 16 times. The Trojans are 81-16 all-time against the Pac-12 field.
  • USC is ranked No. 1 in both the AVCA and the Poll. It is the 86th time (of 86) the Trojans are ranked by the AVCA; USC's 85th time in the top 5. The Trojans have also held the No. 1 ranking a record 49 times.
  • The Trojans' 27-dual winning streak is the third longest in program history. It sits behind a 29-match win streak from March 12, 2015, through March 5, 2016.
  • USC has celebrated 13 AVCA All-Americans (24 certificates). Four All-Americans return in 2022: Sammy Slater, Tina Graudina, Julia Scoles, and Megan Kraft.