CHAMPIONS! Long Beach State Hands Pepperdine First Loss In Sand Volleyball History To Capture 2013 National Championship
Jocelyn Neely and Lauren Minkel win in three sets to seal the win for the 49ers.
Long Beach State's Jackson and Johnson capture Silver pairs title.
Pairs play continues tomorrow at Hermosa Beach.
Long Beach State sweeps second straight opponent.
Changes don't slow down 49ers in sweep of the Roadrunners.
Sand Volleyball (2012): A First-Team All-American and a National Pairs Finalist in the first season of Sand Volleyball ... With Tara Roenicke, one of 16 teams chosen to compete for the AVCA National Pairs Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. ... Defeated Stetson's Melville and Bassett in straight sets 21-11, 21-12 to advance to the quarterfinals ... Made the semifinals with a 21-17, 21-14 victory over Newgard and Tiegs of Florida State ... Outlasted Stepanova and Pardon of Florida State 21-19, 17-21, 15-8 to reach the national finals against Racich and Ross of Pepperdine ... Lost in three sets in the National Finals 14-21, 21-15, 16-14 ... Ended the season with an individual and pairs record of 20-10, playing each match with Roenicke ... Set a season best with 24 kills against Shaw and Urango of USC on March 28 ... Had the most kills of any 49er with 494, led the team in hitting at .458, and was tops in both blocks and aces with 61 and 76 respectively.
Beach Volleyball: A participant in the USA Beach Volleyball development program ... Finished in fifth place at the 2009 FIVB World Championships in The Haugue Netherlands, finishing in fifth place with Tara Roenicke as part of the top-ranked team ... Has also played with Jocelyn Neely in numerous summer tournaments, and holds a AAA rating with Neely ... Traveled to Korea to participate in an FIVB contest as an amateur with Roenicke, finishing in fourth place ... Participated in Long Beach State's first team event, the USAV Collegiate Challenge in 2011.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: A three-time All-America Honorable Mention selection ... A four-time first-team All-Big West honoree, one of seven in Big West history ... A member of Long Beach State's 1,000 kill club, and ranks sixth in Long Beach State history with 1,573 kills ... Joins Antoinette White and Tara Cross as the only 49ers to make 1,500 kills and 1,000 digs in their careers.
Serrano High School: Played for three years at Serrano High School, taking her senior year to focus on beach volleyball and club ... Named first-team all-league as a sophomore and junior and was the player of the year in 2006 ... Played for two years with Cal Juniors under Long Beach State assistants.
Personal: Parents are Scott and Terry Ledoux ... Father works as a corrections officer ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA at Serrano, passing four AP tests ... Hobbies include riding horses, waterskiing, wakeboarding and reading ... Also recruited by Pepperdine, USC, Texas, Hawai'i and Penn State ... Graduated and is pursuing a master's degree in sports management.