Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto and Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich received first-team accolades.
The duo were the only pair to go 2-0 over Long Beach State’s two matches last week.
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.
Long Beach State Beach Volleyball (2016): Did not play in 2016 due to injury.
(2015): Went 20-9 overall in 2015 while playing at No. 2 with Tyler Jackson ... Reached the Round of 16 in the AVCA Pairs National Championship ... Earned a win over Bukovec/Strange in the dual quarterfinals, and also earned a point for the Beach in the semifinals, winning 21-12, 20-22, 15-13 against Dykstra/Strehlow as Long Beach State beat Pepperdine to reach the finals ... Finished the season with 420 kills and 207 digs, while making 54 blocks, second the team.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Returned to action after missing the 2015 season and was fourth on the team in kills, averaging 1.88 per set while making 219 digs ... Played in 54 sets as a freshman in 2014, averaging over a kill per set.
Beach Volleyball: Has competed for Latvia on the beach volleyball junior national team since 2010 ... Her best finish was a ninth-place finish in the 2013 FIVB U19 World Championships in Portugal ... Also competed in the 2014 FIVB U21 World Championships ... Was named the MVP of the Latvian Championships in 2014.
Personal: Born in Riga, Latvia ... Her brother, Bruno, places Latvia's men's National Team ... Enjoys reading, traveling, snowboarding and swimming ... Majoring in International Studies.
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