Team Rosters Announcd for Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship
CBS College Sports Network, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, today announced the rosters for the eight teams competing in the 2009 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship. The championship will be held in downtown Riverside, Calif. on Saturday, April 18, in conjunction with the AVP Crocs Tour Riverside Open. The Championship is part of the fourth annual Alt Games, a first-of-its kind event showcasing college action sports championships.
The elite roster of teams this year includes *No. 3-ranked University of Nebraska, *No. 4-ranked University of Texas, *No. 7-ranked University of Hawaii, *No. 13-ranked USC, *No. 16-ranked University of Utah, *No. 19-ranked University of San Diego, University of North Carolina and UC Riverside. In addition, top players include: Sydney Anderson (Nebraska), Tara Mueller (Nebraska), Lori Baird (Utah) and Ashley Engle (Texas) among others. Full team rosters are included below.
The beach volleyball championship showcases the nation's top women's collegiate volleyball players in a team-style format with each school fielding four teams of two players. Following the conclusion of the event, one school will be awarded the overall Championship. The pool play sessions on Saturday, April 18 from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, PST are free to the public. The semifinals and finals will be played at Stadium Court from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, PST.
Extensive television coverage of the Alt Games and beach volleyball championship kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Saturday, May 16 (2:00 PM, ET). The show launches three weeks of Olympic style and sports specific programming on CBS College Sports Network, which includes the return of the Network's popular reality program "GO PRO OR GO HOME."
The Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship will adhere strictly to NCAA guidelines for participation. More than 500 competitors from 45 different colleges and universities nationwide are expected to compete at the 2009 Alt Games, which will ultimately crown 11 national men's and women's champions in both individual and team events. For more information, visit www.thealtgames.com.
Media are invited to attend the Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship. For credentials, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Final 2008 Bison/AVCA Rankings
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Official 2009 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship Team Rosters
Team 1 - Stephanie Brandt / Elizabeth Ka'aihue
Team 2 - Dani Mafua / Kanani Danielson
Team 3 - Amber Kaufman / Aneli Cubi-Otineru / Emily Maeda
Team 4 - Brittany Hewitt / Jayme Lee / Sarah Prather / Catherine Fowler
Team 1 - Sydney Anderson / Tara Mueller
Team 2 - Jordan Wilberger / Kaitlynn James
Team 3 - Brooke Delano / Kayla Banwarth
Team 4 - Hannah Werth / Megan Pendergast
Team 1: Stephanie Jansma / Christine Vaughen
Team 2: Heather Brooks / Suzanne Haydel
Team 3: Lauren Prussing / Kaylie Gibson
Team 4: Brianna Eskola / Ingrid Hanson-Tuntland / Erica Behm
Team 1 - Andrea Csaszi and Colleen Carlson
Team 2 - Ali Troost and Kayleen Webster
Team 3 - Ashton Basch and Torey Ellick
Team 4 - Jillian Wolpman, Sarah Schatzman and Kelsi Myers
Team 1 - Ashley Engle / Lauren Paolini
Team 2 - Kiley Hall / Heather Kisner
Team 3 - Juliann Faucette / Amber Roberson
Team 4 - Michelle Kocher / Sydney Yogi / Jen Doris
Team 1 - Brittney Murrey / Dominique Cowling
Team 2 - Kelly Simpson / Kelley Quinn
Team 3 - Katherine Castillo / Tonbara Youpele
Team 4 - Amanda Nilsson / Angela Pizzella
Team 1 - Lori Baird / Keisha Fisher
Team 2 - Kathryn Haynie / Chelsey Sandberg
Team 3 - Emillie Toone / Karolina Bartkowiak
Team 4 - Sarah Hibbert / Stephanie Shardlow
Team 1 - Jessica Gysin / Alex Jupiter
Team 2 - Zoe Garrett / Geena Urango
Team 3 - Kimmee Roleder / Alli Hillgren / Kati Cattaneo
Team 4 - Mychaela Miller / Paige Obradovich / Emilie Stewart