INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Committee announced today the eight-team field for the inaugural 2016 National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship. The eight- team bracket will be the NCAA’s 90th and newest National Championship.
The field was selected from the 60 NCAA institutions sponsoring the sport of beach volleyball. Three teams were selected from the east region and three teams were selected from the west region. The remaining two teams were selected at-large from the teams across the country. All eight teams were then seeded.
The finalist selected from the east region include, Florida State Univerity, Georgia State University and Stetson University. Pepperdine University, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles made up the west region selections; while the University of Arizona and University of Hawaii, Manoa were granted at-large bids.
Florida State earned the No. 1 seed, followed by the west region securing the next three seeds with No. 2 Southern California, No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 4 UCLA. At-large selections Hawaii and Arizona earned the No. 5, and No. 6 spots, followed by east region selections No. 7 Georgia St. and No. 8 Stetson.
Teams listed in seed order:
1. Florida State
2. Southern California
7. Georgia St.
The championship will be held Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, in Gulf Shores, Ala., hosted by the city of Gulf Shores, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. The event will be televised live by Turner networks, with truTV providing live coverage on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, from 3-6 p.m. ET and the championship round airing on TBS on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Additional Live streaming coverage of every court in each match of the tournament will be available on NCAA.com.
All championship site match times and more infomoration about the championship, log on to www.ncaa.com/beachvolleyball.