Two-time National Player of the Year and Long Beach State great Tara Cross-Battle was honored as an All-Time Great Player by USA Volleyball at their annual banquet on Wednesday. Cross-Battle was the first four-time Olympian in USA Volleyball history, competing in the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
Head coach Brian Gimmillaro announced the addition of two transfers and three freshmen to the 2015 Long Beach State women's volleyball roster. Nele Barber and Hayley Benson will transfer to the Beach from Marquette and Ball State, respectively, while Mykah Wilson, Carly Beddingfield and Doris Bogoje join as freshmen.
Seniors Bre Mackie and Chisom Okpala finished off their respective careers with All-America Honorable Mention from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The seniors were both previously named to the AVCA All-Region team and the All-Big West first team.
Senior middle blocker Chisom Okpala earned the third All-Region selection of her career to headline three Long Beach State selections to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's All-Pacific South Region Team. Junior setter Jenelle Hudson and senior opposite Bre Mackie earned Honorable Mention for their first career regional honors.