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.
Long Beach State's tournament run came to an end with a 27-25, 25-15, 25-14 loss to UCLA on Saturday. The 15th-ranked Beach ends the season with a 27-5 overall record and as the Big West champions.
Bre Mackie had 14 kills to lead the No. 15 Long Beach State women's volleyball team to a 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 sweep of San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Mackie hit .520 and the Beach (27-4) hit .306 as a team to advance to tomorrow's second round.