LOS ANGELES — CBS College Sports Network, along with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the AVP, are again teaming up to stage an elite showcase featuring the nation’s top women’s collegiate volleyball players. Teams from Clemson University, University of Nebraska, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, and University of Wisconsin will compete in the 2008 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in San Diego, Calif. on Sunday, April 20. The Championship is part of the third annual Collegiate Nationals, a first-of-its kind event that crowns national champions in 11 events.
Extensive television coverage of the Collegiate Nationals kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Sunday, May 25 (2:00 PM, ET). The show will launch eight consecutive days of Olympic-style programming on CBS College Sports Network, followed by sport specific shows. AVP All-Star and Olympic Bronze Medalist Holly McPeak teams with play-by-play … Read more...
The 2007 Collegiate Nationals, saw the crowning of numerous champions and showcased lifestyle sports at the collegiate level. After the success of last year, the 2008 Collegiate Nationals event in San Diego will feature four events, as compared to last year when there were three competitions. This year, along with beach volleyball, flowboarding, and a music festival, a new addition will be the eating contest.
The flowboarding championship was an extremely successful event in 2007. The riders compete at San Diego’s famous Wave House, where they throw down on a 10-foot wave simulator known as Bruticus Maximus.
USC senior Derek Zemen went toe-to-toe with over 80 competitors last year at the Wave House, and emerged as the 2007 individual champion of the event.
“Winning this event gave me confidence, and it felt good to win a collegiate national championship,” said Zemen.
Zemen explained that though last year’s championship … Read more...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The University of Texas Volleyball team has been invited to compete in the Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in San Diego, Calif., for the second straight year. CBS College Sports Network, along with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the AVP, are again teaming up to stage an elite showcase featuring the nation’s top women’s collegiate volleyball players.
Teams from Clemson, Nebraska, San Diego, USC, Texas and Wisconsin will compete in the 2008 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday, April 20. The Championship is part of the third annual Collegiate Nationals, a first-of-its-kind event that crowns national champions in 11 events.
The Longhorns’ tandem of Ashley Engle and Alyson Jennings competed at the 2007 event and played their way to a three-way tie in pool play, but a tiebreaker prevented the duo from advancing to the championship … Read more...
Lincoln – The University of Nebraska volleyball team is one of six schools chosen to participate in the 2008 Collegiate National in San Diego, Calif.
The event, sponsored by the CBS College Sports Network, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the AVP, is a showcase for some of the country’s top amateur players to display their beach volleyball skills. The one-day competition will take place on Sunday, April 20 at Mariners Point in San Diego.
Teams from Nebraska, Clemson, San Diego, USC, Texas and Wisconsin will compete for the 2008 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, one of the events in the third-annual collegiate nationals.
The Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship features a team-style format with each school fielding four teams of two players. Following the conclusion of the event, one school will be awarded the overall championship. All six teams in this year’s competition were ranked in … Read more...
Greg Schmitz, The Badger Herald
Every spring the University of Wisconsin volleyball team prepares for the upcoming season by working on conditioning and deciding which players will replace the graduating seniors.
While the Badgers are again doing both of those things this spring, the team has a different approach to their training.
UW hit the ground running during a trip to San Diego over spring break. While the team was out in California, head coach Pete Waite put his players through three hours of conditioning and stretching before they faced San Diego State in a five-game match, and Wisconsin won four of the five matches against the Aztecs.
“It was more about getting our bodies realigned. We did a lot of different kinds of stretches combined with conditioning that made our hips aligned with our legs,” senior middle blocker Audra Jeffers said. “Now people are out here making a … Read more...
When thinking of a day at the beach in Southern California thoughts of ocean waves, miles of sand and hot summer sun come to mind. This spring, six of the country’s top collegiate women’s volleyball programs take serve in San Diego as part of the third annual Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, an event created by CBS College Sports Network. But, at least one school will be preparing for the event miles away from that warm California sun.
The northern lake-side town of Madison, Wisconsin, has an average high temperature in March of 45 degrees, a mark that rises to only 58 in the month of April. Yet the home of the University of Wisconsin is the training ground for the Badger volleyball team who will compete in this April’s beach championship in Southern California.
“I know the sand game is just so good for our players,” said … Read more...
Women’s beach volleyball is gaining momentum on the collegiate sport landscape with six events scheduled this spring.
During its last several meetings, the Committee on Women’s Athletics has explored potential sports that can be added to the emerging sports list. CWA received updates on the status of synchronized swimming, squash, indoor field hockey and rugby in January.
The first is the Sunshine State Collegiate Beach Volleyball Tournament in Tampa, Florida, March 29.
Teams from Rollins, Tampa, Lynn, Florida Southern, Florida Tech, Nova Southeastern, Eckerd and St. Leo will compete.
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As excitement for the beach volleyball game continues to grow at the collegiate level all across the country, there is hope that the game will eventually make its way to the coveted list of “emerging sports” produced by the NCAA.
The definition of an emerging sport, according to the NCAA, is “a sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to provide additional athletics opportunities to female student-athletes.” The arbiter of the list is the Committee on Women’s Athletics, a group formed to monitor the Association’s compliance with Title IX.
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team has been invited to participate in the 2008 CSTV Collegiate Beach Nationals as part of its spring competition schedule. The tournament features duos from the nation’s top indoor volleyball teams and will be held in San Diego, CA on Apr. 20.
The Tigers will be matched against teams from 2007 National Champion Nebraska, Texas, Southern California and Wisconsin, with one final team still to be determined.
Collegiate Nationals is a festival of epic championships that displays the growing passion for lifestyle sports at the collegiate level. Taking place over four weekends this spring, the competition will crown over 40 champions by its conclusion. More than 1,000 collegiate athletes from around the country will vie for titles in sports ranging from snowboarding to beach volleyball to wakeboarding.
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The Collegiate Nationals, a first-of-its kind event showcasing more collegiate championships than any where else, returns for a third consecutive year. Coverage kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Sunday, May 25 (2:00 PM, ET). The show will launch seven consecutive days of Olympic style programming on CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK (CSTV), followed by eight days of sport specific programming on the network. CBS College Sports Network’s coverage begins on Monday, May 26.
The Collegiate Nationals line-up for 2008 is highlighted by last year’s roster of Championships, which includes snowboarding, wakeboarding, beach volleyball, boxing, … Read more...