Long Beach State concludes the first season of Sand Volleyball as the runners-up in both the team and individual national championships.
Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke finish 2-1 and will likely be the top seed for the 49ers.
Long Beach State selected as one of four teams to participate in the team championship.
The 49ers will next head to the national championship.
Long Beach State's fifth pair wins the silver draw on day two.
Sand Volleyball (2012): Selected for the 16-team pairs National Championship along with Chelsea Cabrajac ... Defeated Emily Hartong and Meredith Stoltzman of Hawai'i 21-11, 21-12 to advance to the National Quarterfinals before falling to Pepperdine's Frederick and Hill ... Finished the season hitting .253, and was second on the team with 55 blocks.
Beach Volleyball: Competed on the CVBA tour in 2009 ... Selected for the USA junior national program in 2010 ... Participated in the 2009 OTC U19 tournament with Aubrey Podschweidt ... Represented Long Beach State in the 2011 USAV Collegiate Challenge.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Missed the 2012 season due to injury ... An honorable mention All-America as a sophomore ... A two-time first-team All-Big West selection as well as an All-Freshman honoree in her first season with the 49ers ... Ranked third in the nation in blocking in both of her first two seasons ... Led Long Beach State in hitting percentage and kills in 2011, as well as blocking.
Huntington Beach High School: Led the Oilers to a league championship while lettering in volleyball ... Also a two-year letterwinner in water polo ... A three-time All-Seaview League selection in volleyball ... An All-Orange County pick in 2008 and 2009 ... A first-team All-CIF selection as a senior ... A member of the junior national team for the USA ... Earned a gold medal in the 2010 NORCECA championships with Team USA ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the championships ... Earned the "Best Blocker" award as well ... Also an All-Tournament Team member with Cal Juniors at the Junior Olympic club competition ... An honors graduate from HBHS.
Personal: Parents are Tay and Thea Hampton ... Has two siblings that competed at Biola College ... Brother Rocky played basketball while sister Tavea played volleyball ... Majoring in Journalism.
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