Beach volleyball freshmen Megan and Nicole McNamara named AVCA All-Americans

UCLA beach volleyball’s No. 1 pair, Megan and Nicole McNamara, earned All-American status Wednesday as the duo was named one of the top eight pairs in the country by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

They are the first-ever all-freshman pair to earn All-American honors, and the second and third beach volleyball All-Americans from UCLA. Kelly Reeves (2013) was the first UCLA beach All-American.

The Bruins finished third in the NCAA tournament.

UCLA’s Megan McNamara named Pac-12 beach volleyball freshman of the year

Megan McNamara was named the Pac-12 beach volleyball freshman of the year on Thursday, the eve of the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships.

McNamara, who often plays with her twin sister Nicole McNamara, had 16 victories at the No. 1 spot for the Bruins this year. The pair of twins won 14 matches together and were named to the All-Pac-12 first team as well as the All-Pac-12 freshman team. The McNamaras advanced to the semifinal of the Pac-12 pairs tournament, losing to Arizona’s Madison and McKenna Witt (also a pair of twins).  Continue reading “UCLA’s Megan McNamara named Pac-12 beach volleyball freshman of the year” »