Alexa Strange celebrating during a tournament

Alexa Strange celebrates during the tournament. (Photo/


Sand volleyball team wins national title

The Women of Troy win their first championship in the sport, and USC’s 123rd

May 03, 2015 USC Athletics staff

The No. 1-ranked USC sand volleyball team (28-0) capped a perfect season with a 3-0 victory over No. 6 Long Beach State (17-7) to claim the national title at the 2015 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships on May 2. Head coach Anna Collier and the Women of Troy hoisted the trophy to represent USC’s 123rd all-time team national championship.

The Trojans had defeated the 49ers earlier in the day, but Long Beach State found its way back to the title match through a win in the back-draw semifinal over No. 4-ranked Pepperdine. This time, USC gave no quarter and made swift work of its opponent to claim the program’s first team national crown.

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