FRIDAY, MAY 03, 2013
Strausbaugh & Nyquist Begin Pairs Play at National Championship On Friday
Pool play for Jacksonville takes place on Friday and Saturday

GULF SHORES, Ala. –  Jacksonville University’s No. 1 pair of Sammie Strausbaugh and Taylor Nyquist will begin competition at the 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships on Friday.

The Pool play schedule for the Dolphins duo on Friday and Saturday is as follows:

Friday, May 3:
11:00 am  - vs Dalas Dodd/Jordan Shaw (Saint Mary’s College)
2:00 pm - vs Felicia Arriola/Litara Keil (Loyola Marymount)

Saturday, May 4:
9:00 am - Zoe Nightingale/Becca Strehlow (UCLA)
1:00 pm - 2. Kate Stepanova/Ksenia Sukhareva (Florida International)

The Pairs Championship features the ten Best of the Rest duos. The top two finishers from Pool A & B will be seeded into Sunday’s 16-team single elimination bracket. Ten pairs from the team championship squads will advance automatically Sunday’s Championship bracket. The last two positions will be determined by a play in on Saturday afternoon. First round matches in the Pairs Championship will start at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday, May 5.  The semi-finals, scheduled to start at noon, and the championship match, slated for 2 p.m. will be covered by CBS Sports Network.     

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to

CBS Sports Network Programming Schedule

Tuesday, May 21
7:00-8:00 PM, ET: Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship
8:00-9:00 PM, ET: Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship

Tuesday, May 28
8:00-9:00 PM, ET: Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship