Tuesday, February 25

Beach volleyball prepares to defend conference title in Trojan territory

With the regular season behind them, the Bruins are set to defend both of last season’s titles. No. 1 UCLA (28-1) will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship at Merle Norman Stadium in Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball seeks postseason success following near-perfect regular season

The Bruins are headed to the postseason with a near-perfect record. A loss to crosstown rival No. 2 USC (24-4) on April 7 stripped No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (28-1) of its perfect record. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil said UCLA beach volleyball’s lone loss of the season to USC could not come at a better time. The Bruins will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 championship Thursday. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball shows versatility of lineup with consecutive Senior Day sweeps

Izzy Carey unplugged her phone from the speaker at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center for the last time. The senior stopped the playlist titled “117,” – but the Bruins’ chase for UCLA’s 117th national championship is not over yet. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball completed back-to-back sweeps on Senior Day as the Bruins honored seniors Sarah Sponcil, Zana Muno, Nicole McNamara, Megan McNamara and Izzy Carey on Saturday afternoon. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball’s Izzy Carey finds air both on the court and across the world

Izzy Carey is used to getting air. The 5-foot-11 senior spent the last four years with UCLA beach volleyball improving her vertical – but she’s gotten much higher than that off the court. Read more...

Photo: Senior Izzy Carey said she was too cold to take off her gloves as she climbed the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro – but she was determined to reach the summit. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball loses winning streak to USC at Pac-12 North Tournament

The Bruins couldn’t hold on to their perfect record any longer. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (26-1) posted wins against Washington (6-10), No. 12 California (16-5) and No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Nicole McNamara and her partner senior Megan McNamara fell 21-16, 21-11 to USC at the Pac-12 North Tournament this weekend, contributing to the end of UCLA beach volleyball’s undefeated record. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

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