TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State beach volleyball team will hold the No. 3 seed in the fourth edition of the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.
Florida State is one of only two programs in the nation to make an appearance in every national championship event, starting with the AVCA Championship (2012-15) and now the NCAA Championship (2016-19). FSU finished as the national runner-up in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The Noles also posted back-to-back top-three finishes in 2012 and 2013.
The Seminoles head into the national championship riding a streak of 12 consecutive victories, and just two weeks after claiming the team’s fourth consecutive CCSA Championship. Florida State is the only beach volleyball program in the country to win four straight conference championships.
FSU saw 15 opponents ranked in the AVCA Top-10 this season with 11 wins, and 25 matches taking place against teams ranked in the Top-20 with a 20-5 record in those matches. The Seminoles did not lose to a team currently ranked lower than fourth in the polls and posted sweeps in 12 matches this season without being swept once.
The 2019 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship will feature a double elimination, bracket play tournament with the two remaining schools playing a winner-take-all match on Sunday at 2:00 pm ET.
The 2019 Beach Volleyball Championship provides for a field of eight teams to compete in a double elimination tournament. The NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Committee conducts team selections, selecting the top three teams from the East Region and the top three teams from the West Region. The remaining two teams are selected at-large from across the country by the NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Committee.
Friday, May 3
Match 1: USC vs. Stetson – 10:00 am (ESPNU)
Match 2: LSU vs. Pepperdine – 11:00 am (ESPNU)
Match 3: Florida State vs. Cal Poly – Noon (ESPNU)
Match 4: Hawaii vs. UCLA – 1:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 5: TBD vs. TBD – 2:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 6: TBD vs. TBD – 3:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 7: TBD vs. TBD – 4:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 8: TBD vs. TBD – 5:00 pm (ESPNU)
Saturday, May 4
Elimination Bracket – Second Round
Match 9: TBD vs. TBD – 2:00 pm (ESPN2)
Match 10: TBD vs. TBD – 3:00 pm (ESPN2)
Third Round – Semifinal
Match 11: TBD vs. TBD – 4:00 pm (ESPN2)
Elimination Bracket – Third Round
Match 12: TBD vs. TBD – 6:00 pm (ESPNU)
Sunday, May 5
Elimination Bracket – Final
Match 13: TBD vs. TBD – 10:30 pm (ESPN2)
National Championship – Final
Match 14: TBD vs. TBD – 2:00 pm (ESPN)
Match times are approximate, as matches will begin a minimum of 10 minutes after the conclusion of the previous match but no earlier than the stated time.
Order for Matches 9 and 10 will be determined at the conclusion of Match 8.
All broadcast times are Eastern. All time and networks are subject to change.
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