April 22, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State has been selected as the No. 2 seed for the AVCA National Championship, held May 3-5 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The event will determine both a pairs and team champion for Sand Volleyball, which is in its second season as an emerging sport.
The 49ers, with a record of 17-3 on the year, will receive a first-round bye in the six-school team portion, facing the winning of Florida State and Louisiana-Monroe, while top-seeded Pepperdine will face the winner of USC and North Florida in action occurring on Friday, May 3.
On Saturday, May 4, the team portion of the tournament will conclude, with the semifinals being played at 11 a.m. and Noon before the championship match is held at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to earning a spot in the team portion, Long Beach State's selection also garners the top two pairs from LBSU entry into the pairs tournament, which will pit the 16 top pairs in the nation in a single-elimination tournament to determine a team champion on Sunday, May 5.
The National Championships will be televised on tape delay on CBS Sports Network in three one-hour blocks, beginning on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. ET, followed directly by an 8 p.m. broadcast. The third block will be shown on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
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