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(Torrance, CA) – April 30, 2012 – This past weekend 4/28–29 was the first time a NCAA Sand Volleyball tournament was being held in Gulf Shores, AL and it exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Smack Sportswear’s tent was right in the heart of the event where we were selling the new 2012 USA Beach Volleyball licensed apparel line and of course Smack Sportswear apparel. This event also gave Smack the chance to present and display their Smack’s 2012 sand uniforms. Both the new USA Beach Volleyball line and the Smack sand uniforms enjoyed great popularity among the about 1,000 spectators.
Gulf Shores set up 26 courts for a bit of a beach volleyball festival. Five of the courts were dedicated to the collegiate championships, with the rest for a junior tournament drawing 120 teams and an adult event with 25 teams.
“The Hawaii people and the California people were like, `Are you kidding? We’re going to Alabama to play beach volleyball? `DeBoer said. “But this is an absolute hidden gem.
“This community has absolutely opened its arms to this sport and said, `We want to be your Omaha. We want to be your Oklahoma City. We want to be a place you never want to leave,”‘ she said, referring to the homes of the NCAA baseball and softball championships. “These guys have set the bar pretty high.”
Collegiate sand volleyball – they called it that to avoid scaring away the landlocked schools – is a team sport in which each school has five, two-women teams seeded 1-5 and matched up with the corresponding pair from the opponent: one against one, two against two, and so on. The school that takes three of the five matches is the winner.
The Pepperdine women won the tournament and now have a national championship of their own. They beat Long Beach State 5-0 in the finals. Florida State finished third, and the College of Charleston fourth.

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