The start of the NCAA beach volleyball season meant awards for the first week.
That included the Big West honoring a pair from Hawai’i, the Pac-12 honoring a team from UCLA and the ASUN feting a pair from Stetson.
Neither the West Coast Conference or Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) announced POWs, but LSU’s Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss were named the AVCA/collegebeachvb.com national POWs. They went 4-0 last week.
Hawai’i’s Ari Homayun and North Carolina-transfer Julia Scoles, who play No. 3, won the award from the Big West. They went 3-1 last week at Hawai’i’s Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic.
Lily Justine and Sarah Sponcil, who went 5-0 last week, took the Pac-12 honor for pair of the week.
Stetson’s Sunniva Helland-Hansen and Carly Perales opened the season 3-1 for the Hatters and were the ASUN POWs. They became the winningest pair in school history with their 48th career dual victory.