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Women’s beach volleyball team takes national championship

The squad wins the first-ever NCAA tournament in the sport, marking the university’s 101st NCAA championship

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The women’s beach volleyball team was the 2016 NCAA champion. (Photo/Dan Avila)

Top-ranked USC cemented its place in history with a 3-0 win over No. 2 Florida State in the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 8.

The Women of Troy completed the year on an incredible 30-match winning streak and secured back-to-back national titles in beach volleyball as the defending AVCA champions of 2015. Junior All-Americans Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes were chosen to the NCAA all-tournament team as the pair from the No. 1 position and sophomore Jo Kremer and senior Zoe Nightingale were all-tournament selections at the No. 5 spot.

The NCAA crown is USC’s 124th team title, the school’s 101st NCAA championship and the 17th NCAA crown won by a USC women’s team.

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