Incoming volleyball recruit Sophie Bukovec claimed a major championship this past weekend, winning the U21 World Championships held in Larnaka, Cypress. Representing Canada with her partner Tia Miric, the pair topped Lithuania's Dumbauskaite/Povilaityte to win the championship with a thrilling 21-19, 18-21, 15-10 victory.
Both of Long Beach State's remaining pairs reached championship bracket at the AVCA National Championships Sunday, but each bowed out in the Round of 16 to conclude the 2014 season.
Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson were automatic qualifiers for the championship bracket, while Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Bojana Todorovic were play-in winners to qualify, but both teams advanced Saturday, making the 49ers the only school outside of the Final Four to have two players represented.
Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson started the AVCA National Championships with a pair of wins Friday, while Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Bojana Todorovic split two matches in the first day of action in Alabama.