Participants announced for AVCA Sand Championships

Six programs and 10 additional pairs invited to Gulf Shores, Ala., for the season-ending tournament

Kirby Burnham and Stevi Robinson embrace following their win in the 2013 AVCA Sand Pairs Championship.
Eric Bouscher
Kirby Burnham and Stevi Robinson embrace following their win in the 2013 AVCA Sand Pairs Championship.

The AVCA made a big announcement on Monday, making public the six teams that received bids to the sand championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 2-4.

That weekend will also feature a sixteen-team pairs tournament with the top duos from each of the six programs participating in the team competition joined by 10 pairs deemed "Best of the Rest" from other programs around the country.

Here's the schedule as posted on the AVCA's website.

Team Championship Schedule (All Times Central Daylight):

Friday, May 2

9:00 a.m. No. 4 Hawai'i vs. No. 5 Florida International
10:00 a.m. No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 6 Stetson
12:00 p.m. No. 1 USC vs. Winner #4/#5
1:00 p.m. No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Winner #3/#6
4:00 p.m. Loser #4/#5 vs. Loser of 1:00 p.m. match
5:00 p.m. Loser #3/#6 vs. Loser of 12:00 p.m. match

Saturday, May 3

11:00 a.m. Semi-Final #1
12:00 p.m. Semi-Final #2
3:30 p.m. Championship Match

Best of the Rest Schedule (All Times Central Daylight):

Pool play matches at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3; Play-in match at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3

Pool A (Names of Players/School)

1. Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Bojana Tordorovic (LBSU)
2. Zuzana Markova/Marcela Araya (Louisiana Monroe)
3. Taylor Nyquist/Sammie Strausbaugh (Jacksonville)
4. Betsi Metter/Litara Keil (Loyola Marymount)
5. Kiriana Hirini/Bethanie Thomas (UAB)

Pool B(Names of Players/School)

1. Dagnija Medina/Kim Hildreth (North Florida)
2. Kenzie Phelps/Kelli Dallmann (Grand Canyon)
3. Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU)
4. Jordan Shaw/Samantha Tinsley (Saint Mary's)
5. Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner (Tulane)

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