Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i beach volleyball program will have a busy fall with a trio of events ahead of its 2023 spring campaign. New NCAA legislation has allowed for additional multiple-day events during the fall, highlighted by the brand-new AVCA Fall Collegiate Beach Pairs Championship in Huntsville, Ala.
The inaugural event will take place Nov. 4-6 and will include 64 pairs selected from schools across the country. It will be played at John Hunt Park, a state-of-the-art beach volleyball complex with 15 lighted courts in the heart of Huntsville. Since opening in 2019, the facility has hosted a number of events, including 2022 conference beach championships for the ASUN, CCSA, and Conference USA. Huntsville will host the fall championships through 2024.
Prior to the nationals, UH will kick off the fall season with the West Coast Championship, Oct. 21-23, in Manhattan Beach. It will be the second straight fall the BeachBows will descend onto the Manhattan Beach Pier. The competition will serve as a precursor for November’s AVCA Nationals as results from the West Coast Championship will impact ranking points for the nationals in early November.