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Torrey Van Winden

Torrey Van Winden - Beach Volleyball - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Redshirt Senior
Napa, Calif.
high school
Vintage HS
other college
Cal Poly/UCLA


  • Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American w/ Keara Rutz (2021)
  • AVCA Second Team All-American w/ Keara Rutz (2021)
  • CCSA All-Conference w/ Keara Rutz (2021)
  • AVCA/ Pair of the Week w/Keara Rutz (March 9, 2021)
  • CCSA Pair of the Week w/Keara Rutz (March 10, 2021)

SENIOR, Cal Poly (2020):

Played in nine matches in her season that was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic… finished the season with a 5-4 record with two wins on court one and three wins on court two.

JUNIOR, Cal Poly (2019):

Played in four matches before missing the rest of the season due to injury

SOPHOMORE, Cal Poly (2018):

Compiled an overall record of 19-9, all at the No. 1 spot … went 19-8 with Tiadora Miric … won Big West’s first-ever Pairs Championship at the Big West Tournament … named AVCA Beach All-American and First Team All-Big West … won the bronze medal with Emily Sonny at the Collegiate Beach Pairs Championship, earning the opportunity to compete for team USA … also paired with Sonny to win a gold medal at Porec Open in Croatia and a bronze medal at the World University Games in Munich


Helped lead UCLA to its best beach volleyball season in program history … made it to the NCAA Championships in Gulf Shores, AL. beating LSU and Pepperdine


Played high school volleyball for her first three years as a Crusher, as her squad won three straight Monticello Empire League championships with a combined 42-3 run (79-18 overall) culminating in a trio of Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearances … advanced to the Division 1 tournament third round her freshman year and then to the Division 2 final in her sophomore and junior seasons … earned all-league honors every season, before graduating early and enrolling at UCLA … played soccer at VHS her senior year … played club volleyball for Five Starz VB … in beach volleyball, took fourth place at the 2016 FIVB U-21 World Championships in Switzerland … also was an honors student and sang in choir.


Born in Santa Rosa, Calif. … parents, Jim & Kelly (Strand), are each Cal Poly alumni who were also student-athletes … Jim was an All-CCAA honorable mention basketball player as a senior in 1985-86 when Cal Poly won a conference title, finishing his career No. 6 in program history in rebounds (498), while Kelly was an All-PCAA First Team selection for the volleyball team in 1984-85, and still holds the single-match school record for hitting percentage (.850, vs. LMU) … older sister Adlee is a Cal Poly teammate, entering her junior year in 2017 as an all-conference outside hitter for the Mustangs … chose Cal Poly because it “feels like home” … majors in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration … aspires to play pro beach volleyball.