UCLA takes first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor
PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIR OF THE WEEK:
Savvy Simo (SR/Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)/Abby Van Winkle (SO/San Clemente, Calif.), UCLA
• Helped the top-ranked Bruins to a 5-1 weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic, with all five wins coming against ranked teams before closing out the opening weekend with a hard-fought 3-2 decision against then-No. 3 LSU.
• After Simo played on court four last year and Van Winkle on court three, the duo has paired up on court one, a court they had never played on until this season, taking down 2019 first team AVCA All-Americans Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss from LSU in straight sets the first meeting but lost in three sets the second time around.
• It is the first time this duo has been honored with the Pac-12 weekly nod, but Simo's third-career recognition.
Also Nominated: Natalie Anselmo/Carly Lowry, ARIZ; Kate Baldwin/Lexi Sweeney, ASU; Madison Dueck/Alexia Inman, CAL.
2020 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIR OF THE WEEK
|Feb. 25||Savvy Simo/Abby Van Winkle, UCLA|