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Editor's Note: This article will be updated throughout the tournament as matches conclude and new matchups are set. 

After the best regular season in the short program history, the TCU Horned Frogs beach volleyball team has their eyes firmly set on bringing a national championship trophy back to Fort Worth.

TCU (38-3) earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship that is being played in Gulf Shores, Alabama May 4-8. The Frogs have had an incredible season thus far and hope to take their momentum far in this tournament.

The 38 wins this season is a program high for TCU. So is the 14 wins over Top 10 opponents and the 21 wins over Top 20 opponents. They were undefeated at home and have not lost at home since 2020. Their only losses this season came to USC (now the No. 1 seed in the tournament) and twice to Florida State (the No. 5 seed). 

The squad is led by Daniela Alvarez and Tania Moreno, the winningest pair in TCU history. This duo has several accomplishments under their belt this season including first team All-America, CCSA Pair of the Year, CCSA All-Conference, CBVB National Pair of the Week (Feb. 26-27) and AVCA National Pair of the Week (Feb. 26-27).

The Teams

  1. USC (32-1)
  2. TCU (38-3)- ELIMINATED
  3. UCLA (31-7)
  4. Loyola Marymount (29-7) - ELIMINATED
  5. Florida State (28-9)
  6. LSU (30-10) - ELIMINATED
  7. Grand Canyon (26-6)- ELIMINATED
  8. Florida Atlantic (22-10)- ELIMINATED
  9. Stanford (24-11) - ELIMINATED
  10. Georgia State (26-11) - ELIMINATED
  11. California (26-13)- ELIMINATED
  12. Cal Poly (23-16)- ELIMINATED
  13. Hawaii (24-16)- ELIMINATED
  14. Stetson (23-16)- ELIMINATED
  15. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (21-12)- ELIMINATED
  16. University of Tennessee at Martin (17-8)- ELIMINATED

Round of 16

The first round is single-elimination. Win and advance; lose and go home. All matches take place on Wednesday, May 4. All matchups can be seen on ESPNU. All times are Central Time. 

9 a.m. - No. 8 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 9 Stanford

  • Florida Atlantic won 3-0

10 a.m. - No. 6 LSU vs. No. 11 California

  • LSU won 3-2

11 a.m. - No. 4 Loyola Marymount vs. No 13 Hawaii

  • LMU won 3-0

12 p.m. - No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 UT Martin

  • USC won 3-0

1 p.m. - No. 2 TCU vs. No. 15 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

  • TCU won 3-0

2 p.m. - No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Stetson

  • UCLA won 3-2

3 p.m. - No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 12 Cal Poly

  • Florida State won 3-2

4 p.m. - No. 7 Grand Canyon vs. No. 10 Georgia State

  • Georgia State won 3-2

Elite Eight

The next rounds are a double-elimination format, meaning a team must lose twice before their season concludes. All duals take place May 6-8. Friday matches can be seen on ESPNU. Saturday and Sunday matches can be seen on ESPN2. All times are Central Time:

Friday, May 6

Dual 1 - 9 a.m. - No. 1 USC vs.  No. 8 Florida Atlantic

  • USC won 3-0

Dual 2 - 1:30 p.m. - No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 4 LMU

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  • Florida State won 3-1

Dual 3 - 2:30 p.m. - No. 10 Georgia State vs. No. 2 TCU

  • Georgia State won 3-2

Dual 4 - 3:30 p.m. - No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 6 LSU

  • UCLA won 3-0

Dual 5 - 4:30 p.m. - No. 8 Florida Atlantic (0-1) vs. No. 4 LMU (0-1)*

  • LMU won 3-0

Dual 6 - 5:30 p.m. - No. 2 TCU (0-1)  vs. No. 6 LSU (0-1)*

  • LSU won 3-2

Saturday, May 7

Dual 7 - 8 a.m. - No. 1 USC (1-0) vs. No. 5 Florida State (1-0)

  • USC won 3-1

Dual 8 - 9 a.m. - No. 10 Georgia State (1-0) vs. No.3 UCLA (1-0)

  • UCLA won 3-0

Dual 9 - 1 p.m. - No. 4 LMU (1-1) vs. No. 10 Georgia State (1-1)*

  • LMU won 3-1

Dual 10 - 2 p.m. - No. 6 LSU (1-1) vs. No. 5 Florida State (1-1)*

  • Florida State won 3-1

Dual 11 - 3 p.m. - No. 1 USC (2-0) vs. No. 3 UCLA (2-0)

  • USC won 3-0

Dual 12 - 5 p.m. - No. 4 LMU (2-1) vs. No. 5 Florida State (2-1)*

  • Florida State won 3-0

Sunday, May 8

Dual 13 - 11:30 a.m. - No. 5 Florida State (3-1) vs. No. 3 UCLA (2-1)*

  • Florida State won 3-2

Dual 14 - 3 p.m. - National Championship Match - No. 1 USC (3-0) vs. No.5 UCLA (4-1)

  • USC won 3-1

*elimination dual


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