Athletics News

  • CCSA Announces Addition of Bellarmine University to Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving
    September 16, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) is pleased to announce the addition of Bellarmine University to its membership in Men’s and Women's Swimming and Diving. The Knights will compete at the 2021 CCSA Championships February 17-20 in Knoxville, Tenn. 
  • CCSA Swimming & Diving Championship Going Back to Knoxville
    September 12, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) announced Thursday that the 2020 and 2021 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championships will be moving back to the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The 2020 edition marks the 12th championship for the CCSA in the sport of Swimming & Diving, since being founded in 2008. The 2020 Championship will take place from February 19-22. 
  • CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship Heading to Huntsville
    September 11, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) announced Tuesday that the 2020 and 2021 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship will be moving to the John Hunt Sand Volleyball Complex in Huntsville, Ala. The 2020 edition marks the fifth championship for the CCSA in the sport of Beach Volleyball. The 2020 Championship will take place on April 17-19. 
  • Five CCSA Programs Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
    August 15, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – A total of five Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) beach volleyball programs were a part of the more than 1,300 NCAA Division I teams who were recognized with Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards, the NCAA announced recently.
  • 10 @CCSA_Beach Volleyball Teams Honored by AVCA for Academic Excellence
    August 01, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A total of 10 Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Beach Volleyball teams were honored last week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as Team Academic Award recipients for the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 41 Division I beach volleyball programs were recognized.
  • Finnigan Receives Second Straight Google Cloud Academic All-America® Honor
    June 24, 2019
    Liberty senior swimmer Alicia Finnigan has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Women's At-Large second team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today. Finnigan is one of five Liberty female student-athletes all-time to earn Academic All-America® at-large honors, and the first to receive the award twice in Liberty Athletics department history, as she received second-team honors last year.
  • #CCSABeachVB Well Represented in AVCA Top Flight Awards
    May 16, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recently revealed its second annual class of Top Flight award winners and 13 pairs from the CCSA made the cut. Introduced in 2018, this awards program is designed to recognize excellence in collegiate beach volleyball from all over the country and across all flights. 
  • LSU's Coppola and Nuss Earn AVCA Beach Volleyball All-America Honors
    May 10, 2019
    BATON ROUGE, La– For the second consecutive year, LSU’s Court 1 beach pair of Claire Coppolaand Kristen Nuss have been named to the AVCA All-America Team, the association announced Wednesday. 
  • LSU Beach Makes History at NCAA Championship
    May 05, 2019
    GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Tigers fell just short of reaching the NCAA Championship match on Sunday when they fell to No. 1 USC, finishing in third place in Gulf Shores, LSU’s highest finish ever.
  • Seminoles Fall to USC to End Run at Nationals
    May 04, 2019
    GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Florida State beach volleyball team’s season came to an end on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to USC (30-5). This senior class ends their Florida State career as the winningest senior class in program history.
  • Florida State Four-Peats as #CCSABeachVB Champions
    April 21, 2019
    EMERSON, Ga. - A rematch of the 2018 CCSA Championship showcased the final day of the 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship, as the top two seeds, Florida State and LSU squared off in the Championship Final. Florida State took the final dual of the championship to clinch their fourth-consecutive CCSA Championship. 
  • 'Noles, Tigers & Panthers Advance to #CCSABeachVB Semifinals
    April 20, 2019
    EMERSON, Ga. - The final day of the 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship is set, as top seed Florida State, #2 LSU, #3 FIU and #5 Georgia State all won their quarterfinal duals to advance to the semifinals on Sunday. 
  • FSU, LSU, FIU and Georgia State Sweep Pool Play; Earn Quarterfinal Byes
    April 19, 2019
    EMERSON, Ga. - The 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship kicked off on Friday afternoon with pool play. Three of the top four seeds swept through their pools, as #1 Florida State, #2 LSU and #3 FIU earned byes to the quartefinals. FSU and LSU were especially dominant as they only dropped one set between the two. Georgia State was the only upset of the day, as they took their pool by defeating #4 South Carolina and #9 Tulane.
  • Coppola & Nuss Capture Second-Straight Pair of the Year to Highlight #CCSABeachVB Honors
    April 17, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - For the first time in CCSA history, there is a back-to-back Pair of the Year winner, as LSU's No. 1 pair Claire Coppola & Kristen Nuss captured the award for the second-straight season. Joining Coppola and Nuss as superlative winners are Florida State's Kate Privett and Head Coach Brooke Niles, who captured Freshman and Coach of the Year honors. The 2019 CCSA All-Conference squad was voted on by the league's Head Coaches. 
  • FAU's Brok & Morris Capture #CCSABeachVB Final Pair of the Week
    April 17, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – FAU's Mackenzie Morris & Erica Brok earn the final CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week award of the year, announced by the league office on Wednesday. The sophomore pair picks up their first career honor, after going 2-0 at the against #10 Stetson.
  • Florida State's Jerger Three-Peats as #CCSABeachVB Scholar-Athlete
    April 17, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) awarded its 2019 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor to Florida State's Macy Jerger, announced Wednesday by the league office. Voted on by the CCSA league SIDs, Jerger is joined by nine other Beach Volleyball student-athletes on the All-Academic Team
  • FIU's Frasca & Bianchin Secure #CCSABeachVB Weekly Accolades
    April 10, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – FIU's Federica Frasca & Margherita Bianchin earn this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week awards, announced by the league office on Wednesday. The Italian pair picks up their second honor this season, after going 3-0 at the FSU Invitational last weekend. Frasca and Bianchin's three wins came against ranked opponents, including a triumph over the top pair from #3 Florida State.
  • Beyer & Ligon Take Home Weekly #CCSABeachVB Awards For LSU
    April 03, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – LSU's Olivia Beyer & Maddie Ligon earn this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week awards, announced by the league office on Wednesday. In just there first week playing together this season, the pair notched a 4-0 record at the FIU Surf 'N' Turf and helped LSU finish with a 3-1 mark for the weekend. All four of Beyer & Ligon's victories came against ranked opponents.
  • Weekend Recap: FSU, LSU & FIU Impress in South Beach; Georgia State & Charleston Grab Win in Atlanta
    April 01, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball season rolled on this weekend, as 11 of the leagues 12 programs were in action. Six CCSA squads took part in the ever competitive FIU Surf N' Turf Invitational down on South Beach, while the other five squads competed at the Georgia State Diggin' Duals in Atlanta. 
  • FSU's Chacon & Fitzpatrick Nab Second @CCSA_Beach Weekly Honor
    March 27, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Florida State's Alaina Chacon & Madison Fitzpatrick captures this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week awards, announced by the league office on Wednesday. The pair posted a perfect week last week for the Seminoles and becomes the first pair this season to win the CCSA Pair of the Week twice. 
  • Georgia State's Gordon & Tresham Take Home #CCSABeachVB Weekly Honors
    March 20, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia State's Maddie Gordon & Becky Tresham garner this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week awards, announced by the league office on Wednesday. The pair posted a perfect week last week for the Panthers.
  • @CCSABeach Action Continues Into its Fourth Weekend of Play
    March 14, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball season rolls on into its fourth weekend of play this weekend. At about the halfway point in the season, the league has seven teams ranked in the AVCA Top 20 poll, led by Florida State, LSU, FIU and South Carolina, who all come in the top 10.
  • FIU & FSU Grab @CCSA_Beach Weekly Honors After Strong Weeks Out West
    March 13, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – After leading impressive showings at the competive East Meets West Invitational in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Federica Frasca & Margherita Bianchin of FIU, as well as Sara Putt & Payton Caffrey of Florida State take home this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honors announced by the league office on Wednesday.
  • FSU's Chacon & Fitzpatrick Earn #CCSABeachVB Weekly Honors
    March 06, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – After leading Florida State to an undefeated weekend at the FAU Beach Burrow Bash, Alaina Chacon and Madison Fitzpatrick earn this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honors announced by the league office on Wednesday.
  • LSU's Cappola & Nuss Earn #CCSABeachVB Honors After Historic Start
    February 27, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – LSU's Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss had an outstanding performance in the opening weekend of CCSA Beach Volleyball last week and were rewarded with this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honors, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon. 
  • Weekend Recap: FIU, FAU & UAB Start Undefeated; LSU Tops Florida State
    February 25, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball season opened up last weekend, as 10 of the leagues 12 teams were in action. Three of the CCSA's top rated teams in #3 Florida State, #7 LSU and #10 FIU got off to great starts. LSU swept through the weekend at the Tallahassee Capitol Invite, picking up four top-20 wins, as well as the program's first-ever victory over Florida State. FSU captured top-10 wins over #6 Cal Poly and #8 South Carolina, as well as an additional top-20 win over #18 Tulane. FIU came away unscathed at the Stetson Spring Fling, as they took down #17 Stetson and #13 Georgia State. 
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