LIMA, Peru – Former Florida State beach volleyball player Jace Pardon won Gold in the Pan Am games on Tuesday.
Pardon and her partner Karissa Cook dominated competition dropping only one set in six matches.
The duo went 3-0 in pool play, taking down Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Columbia all in straight sets.
Their perfect record in pool play earned them a bye in the first round of bracket play. In the quarterfinals, the duo took down Paraguay 2-0 and followed that up with a 2-0 win against Brazil, who would go on to win the Bronze Medal, in the semifinals.
In the Gold Medal match, Pardon and Cook lost their first set of the Pan Am games. The duo surrendered the first set 21-14 before coming back to take the final two sets 22-20, 15-10 to take the Gold.
Pardon was a three-time AVCA All-American at FSU (2013-14, 2016) and is Florida State’s all-time leader in wins with 155. Those 155 wins are 27 more than the next closest on the Florida State all-time wins list. She was a part of the 2016 Seminole team that went 32-3 and advanced to the NCAA Championship match.
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