Denaburg, Van Winkle Earn AVCA All-America Honors
LEXINGTON, Ky., -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 10th annual AVCA Collegiate Beach All-America Teams and two Bruins made the list. UCLA's pair on court one, Lexy Denaburg and Abby Van Winkle, were both named to the first team.
Denaburg and Van Winkle are the eighth and ninth first team All-Americans in program history. The duo is 21-7 overall with 15 of the pair's 21 wins coming against teams ranked in the AVCA Collegiate Beach Poll and also came on court one. They also are the only pair that has beaten USC's Tina Graudina and Hailey Harward (25-1) and they did it in their very first match together this season.
This is Denaburg's second consecutive season earning first team All-American acclaim after being named to the first team last year with Savvy Simo. For Van Winkle, this is the first All-American honors of her career.
The 2022 selections were made by the AVCA Beach Volleyball All-America Committee.
2022 AVCA COLLEGIATE BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
*Denotes number of years selected to an AVCA Collegiate Beach All-America team.
2022 AVCA COLLEGIATE BEACH VOLLEYBALL SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS