Big West Inaugural Beach Season Gets Underway
Big West Beach Volleyball Weekly Release No. 1
BIG WEST AT A GLANCE
TIME TO GET SANDY
This marks the first week of competition for Big West beach volleyball, the conference’s 17th-sponsored sport. Cal Poly, CSUN, Long Beach State and Hawai‘i will represent the conference and in addition, CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State have accepted an invitation to join the conference as associate members, giving the league the minimum six teams required for postseason NCAA automatic qualification.
A six-team, double-elimination conference tournament will take place at the Huntington Beach volleyball courts on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Seeding of the event will be determined by the conference office based on criteria that includes head-to-head results, common opponents, AVCA national poll and overall records. Initially, there will be no regular season round-robin conference competition.