Long Beach State's annual fundraising gala, Jewels of the Night, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Jewels of the Night is the marquee event for generating revenue to support the more than 300 Long Beach State student-athletes in their quest to realize both their academic and athletic ambitions.
Students! Take this chance to work with the Athletic Department for the 2011-12 season! Work-Study positions are now open. Please contact Leah Williams-Daniels at (562) 985-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't make the game? Don't want to miss the team on the road? Listen to 49ers action from your home computer by logging on to longbeachstate.com
Long Beach State offers 19 Division I sports on California's second-largest campus. Located in one of Southern California's best coastal cities, LBSU brings marquee facilities, coaches and administration to exceed the needs of more than 300 student-athletes.
With one of just three Pyramids in the United States, a baseball stadium that has been home to MLB greats such as Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria and Jered Weaver and a marquee tennis complex, Long Beach State Athletics offers some of the finest competitive facilities in California.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Played in two sets as a true freshman for the indoor team.
Valencia High School: Ranked No. 39 in Prep Volleyball's list of "Senior Aces" ... A two-sport letterwinner at Valencia in volleyball and track ... Competed in the high jump in track and field ... The Orange County champion in the high jump, and reached the CIF finals ... A first-team all-league selection in volleyball as a senior at Valencia ... Played club volleyball with Cal Juniors.
Personal: Born in Fresno, Calif. ... Parents are Martin and Mary Okpala ... Major is undeclared.