Eric Fonoimoana, an Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist at the 2000 Sydney Games, has been named volunteer assistant coach for the USC beach volleyball program head coach Anna Collier announced on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
USC women's volleyball All-American and two-time Olympic medalist April Ross partnered with Alix Klineman (Stanford) to claim the 2018 AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) Hawai'i Invitational championship sponsored by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA) at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki on Sunday, Sept. 16.
USC beach volleyball incoming freshman Laurel Kujan (Santa Barbara, Calif./Laguna Blanca HS) was named to the 2018 AVCA High School Beach All-America second team on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Kujan is USC's fifth HS All-American and was one of 16 elite athletes selected for the prestigious honor.
USC beach volleyball All-American Tina Graudina (Jurmala, Latvia) received the FIVB (Fédération Internationale def Volleyball) Rookie of the Year award as announced by the federation on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Graudina was chosen alongside Russia's Svetlana Kholomina as winners of the prestigious award.
Patti Lucas Bright, Debbie Landreth Brown, Mick Haley, April Ross, Ken Stanley and Bob Yoder have been named among a group of 27 finalists for the third class of the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame.