2017 NCAA Beach National Championship selections and first invitations to Collegiate Beach Championships

By Corinne Calabro | April 30, 2017, 7:49 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The eight schools attending the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship were named on Sunday, also confirming the first set of invitations to the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships.

The NCAA Selection Show on Sunday confirmed the eight schools for the 2017 NCAA National Championship: No. 1 USC, 2 UCLA, 3 Pepperdine, 4 Florida State, 5 Hawaii, 6 Long Beach State, 7 LSU and 8 South Carolina.


The Championship is being held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, from May 5-7. The first and second rounds will be played on May 5 and broadcasted between NCAA.com and TruTV. The National Title matchup is set for May 7, 2 p.m. ET on TBS.

The eight teams attending this years' National Championship were selected from 65 schools that sponsor beach volleyball. Three teams were selected from the East Region, three from the West and two at-large. This is the first NCAA Championship appearance for Long Beach State, LSU and South Carolina.

Sunday's NCAA Selection Show also served as the decider to the first eight pairs invited to the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. With a bracket of 24 women's pairs, each of the schools attending the NCAA Championships will get one invitation to the Collegiate Beach Championships. There is no limit to how many pairs from a single school can compete. The CBC will also hold a men's bracket. The remaining women's pairs and men's pairs will be announced on May 3 from the event's Selection Committee.

The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships is the first event of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, May 11-13 in Hermosa Beach, California. The women's final will air live on NBCSN, May 13, 6 p.m. ET, followed by the men's final on tape delay.

May 5 Round 1 Eastern Time Watch
1 USC vs 8 South Carolina 10 a.m. NCAA.com
5 Hawaii vs 4 Florida State 11 a.m. NCAA.com
3 LSU vs 6 UCLA 12 p.m. NCAA.com
7 Pepperdine vs 2 Long Beach State 1 p.m. NCAA.com
TBD Round 1 Elimination Bracket 2 p.m. NCAA.com
TBD Round 1 Elimination Bracket 3:10 p.m. TruTV
TBD Round 2 4 p.m. TruTV
TBD Round 2 5 p.m. TruTV
May 6
TBD Round 2 Elimination Bracket 2 p.m. NCAA.com or TruTV
TBD Round 2 Elimination Bracket 3:10 p.m. NCAA.com or TruTV
TBD Round 3 4 p.m. TruTV
TBD Round 3 Elimination Bracket 5 p.m. TruTV
May 7
TBD Final Elimination Bracket 11 a.m. NCAA.com
TBD National Championship 2 p.m. TBS

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