By Cindy Luis
Believe this gives the sport 31 teams. 40 required for NCAA to sponsor a championship. Quite a growth heading into its third season.
California State University, Northridge announced the addition of women’s sand volleyball as the Matadors’ 19th intercollegiate sport Friday. Jeff Stork, head coach of the Matadors’ indoor volleyball team, will be the head coach of the sand team. The Matadors’ sand squad will begin competition this spring, and will feature 14 returners from CSUN’s 2013 indoor squad that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
CSUN is the fourth Big West Conference institution to add sand volleyball as a varsity sport following Hawaii, Long Beach State and Cal Poly. Recent schools to add sand volleyball are Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, South Carolina and LSU. Several Pac-12 institutions, including UCLA and USC, already sponsor sand volleyball as does crosstown rival Pepperdine.