INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Committee announced Sunday the eight-team field for the 2017 National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship.
The field was selected from the 65 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 finalists selected from the East Region include: Florida State, LSU and South Carolina. Pepperdine, Southern California and UCLA made up the West Region selections, while Hawaii and Long Beach State were granted at-large bids.
Southern California earned the No. 1 seed, followed by the West Region securing the next two seeds in No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 Pepperdine. Florida State secured the fourth seed. At-large selections Hawaii and Long Beach State earned the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, respectively, followed by East Region selections No. 7 LSU and No. 8 South Carolina.
Teams listed in seed order:
1. Southern California
4. Florida State
6. Long Beach State
8. South Carolina
The championship will be held Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, in Gulf Shores, Alabama, hosted by the city of Gulf Shores, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Orange Beach Sports Commission. The event will be televised live by Turner networks, with truTV providing live coverage on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, from 3-6 p.m. ET and the championship round airing on TBS on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. ET. Additional live-streaming coverage of every court in each match of the tournament will be available on NCAA.com.
For all championship site match times and more information about the championship, log on to www.ncaa.com/beachvolleyball.