Long Beach State places two pairs in the National Championship.
Long Beach State reaches the national finals against USC.
The Beach faces No. 1 USC Saturday to advance to the finals.
49ers split two matches in Waikiki but earn championship via Aloha Invitational format.
The Beach wins the final three flights for a comeback win over the Lions.
Sand Volleyball (2014): Represented Long Beach State in the pairs National Championship with partner Bojana Todorovic ... Reached the championship round before falling in the Round of 16 ... Lost in three sets to Cook/Tiegs of Hawai'i 21-17, 16-21, 15-12 ... Went 12-3 in dual matches, primarily playing at No. 1 ... Finished the season with an overall record of 16-8 ... Played all 24 matches with Todorovic ... Made 56 aces, the most on the team ... Ranks in the school's career Top 10 in wins, winning percentage, kills, digs, blocks and aces ... Has 108 blocks, No. 2 in school history ... Made a career high 22 kills in a tough three-set loss to Cook/Tiegs of UH, falling 32-30, 13-21, 23-21 ... Reached 20 kills a second time in a 21-15, 21-13 win over Witt/Witt of Arizona ... Won 11 straight matches from March 20 to April 19 ... Went 2-1 in pool play at the National Championships, reaching a play-in match where she defeated Byl/Coston of Stetson 21-13, 21-10.
(2013): Selected to represent the 49ers in the pairs National Championship with Chelsea Cabrajac, one of 16 pairs to compete for the title ... Lost in three sets in the round of 16 to FIU's Mendoza/Samoday ... Went 15-11 individually, splitting her time with Cabrajac and Libby Fontanilla ... Posted a 14-9 record in dual matches, and was 6-3 when playing at No. 2 with Cabrajac ... Her 41 blocks were third on the team, as were her 85 service aces ... Finished with 19 kills twice, setting career highs ... Made seven aces against CSU Bakersfield, a career high ... Won a crucial match against USC in the national semifinals, beating Fuller-Sary 21-13, 21-15 to help the 49ers advance in a 3-2 win on May 4.
(2012): Played nine times overall, pairing with Lauren Minkel and Libby Fontanilla ... Went 3-1 in dual matches ... Missed most of the season, but returned for the AVCA National Championships, going 2-1 with Libby Fontanilla, including two wins over Haworth/Kiley of Florida State to push the 49ers to the Finals ... Hit .367 on the season with 108 kills.
Beach Volleyball: Played for Long Beach State at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in 2011.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Earned First Team All-Big West honors in 2013 after leading Long Beach State with 390 kills ... Also finished with 350 digs on the year ... Led Long Beach State in kills before missing the second half of the season due to injury in 2012 ... Earned honorable mention All-Big West honors as a sophomore, playing both opposite and outside hitter for the 49ers ... A Big West All-Freshman Team selection in 2010 ... A two-year starter for the 49ers ... Ranked fourth on the team in kills, and second in Big West conference play in 2011.
Serrano High School: A four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Serrano High School ... Led the Diamondbacks to four straight Mojave River League championships ... Earned all-league honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named the Mojave River MVP as a senior ... Also earned MVP honors in the league's all-star game ... Played with current 49er Caitlin Ledoux.
Personal: Parents are Scot Swesey and Anita Aigner ... Grandfather Dennis Aigner was a volleyball player at UCLA and UC Berkeley ... A 2010 honors graduate from Serrano High School ... Majoring in biology.
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