August 28, 2012 - by
Pardon to Represent U.S. at World Championships

Aug. 28, 2012

TALLAHASSE, Fla. – Florida State sophomore Jace Pardon will represent the United States at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Junior World Championships from Wednesday to Sunday in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The five-day event features 32 women’s pairs competing for the Under-21 World Championship.

Pardon will team with USC’s Kirby Burnham in the event.

The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native was one of the leaders of the Seminoles’ inaugural sand volleyball team in 2011, teaming with Jekaterina Stepanova to finish with a 45-6 record and advance to the semifinals of the pairs portion of the AVCA National Championships.

In July, Pardon teamed with LMU’s Litara Keil to win the USAV High Performance Under-21 Championship in Los Angeles, defeating her FSU teammates, Stephanie and Nina Pelliteri, in the finals. Stephanie is a sophomore at Florida State, while Nina is a freshman.

For updates and more information on the Florida State sand volleyball team, follow the Seminoles on Twitter @FSU_SVB.

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