BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University athletic department has released the 2017 beach volleyball schedule.
The Owls will hold their Red/Blue match on Saturday, Feb. 11 and an Alumni match on Saturday, Feb. 25 before officially opening their season on Thursday, March 2 at home with matches against Webber International and FIU. The Owls will travel to Deland, Florida on Saturday, March 4 to take part in the Stetson Spring Break Invitational.
FAU will head to Jacksonville, Florida for matches against Jacksonville University and UNF on Thursday, March 9. Next up for the Owls will be the Gulf Coast Beach Volleyball Bash on March 11 and 12 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The following weekend, FAU will return to Deland for the Stetson Beach Volleyball Invitational, March 17 and 18. Eckerd College will host the Battle on the Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 24 and 25.
On Monday, March 27, FAU will host FGCU in the Owls' final home match of the season. The Owls will participate in FIU’s Fifth Annual Surf &Turf Invitational in Miami on March 31 and April 1. New Orleans, UCLA, Arizona State and the host Panthers will be the opponents.
FAU will face Florida State, Georgia State and TCU in Tallahassee, before traveling to Hawai’i for its final regular season tournament.
The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Beach Volleyball Championships will be held in Emerson, Ga., April 21-23. The NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships will be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 5-7.
For more information on beach volleyball and the rest of FAU’s intercollegiate sports, stay tuned to FAUsports.com.