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.
USC women's volleyball All-American and two-time Olympic medalist April Ross and partner Alix Klineman (Stanford) paired to claim the 2018 AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) Gold Series Chicago Open championship on Sunday, Sept. 2.
USC women's volleyball All-American and two-time Olympic medalist April Ross teamed with partner Alix Klineman (Stanford) to win the 2018 AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open championship on Sunday, Aug. 20.
USC beach volleyball All-American Allie Wheeler partnered with Lara Dykstra (Pepperdine/Nebraska) to claim gold medals at the FIVB's (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball) World Tour one-star Vaduz event at Rathausplatz on Saturday, Aug. 11. Representing the U.S., the tandem went 7-1 in the tournament to earn their first-career FIVB gold medals.
Four-time USC beach volleyball All-American Sara Hughes and partner Summer Ross (Pepperdine) cemented themselves in the international ranks as gold-medal winners at the FIVB's (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball) World Tour four-star Moscow event at Gorky Park on Sunday, Aug. 12. The duo has also claimed a pair of AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) titles this summer (New York City Open and Hermosa Beach Open).