BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball's Jessalyn Kinlaw and Megan Rice continued to impress as they advanced to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Tournament semifinals last weekend. At the Virginia Challenge, track and field's Jamika Glades shined with two top-five finishes against some of the top collegiate competition in the country. These three Owls take the title of FAU Players of the Week.
The top tandem for FAU's beach volleyball team continued their outstanding season with a 4-1 weekend at the CCSA Tournament. After losing to LSU's No. 1 team on Friday, Rice and Kinlaw did not drop a set for the rest of the tournament, defeating Georgia State's Chelsea Ross and Delaney Rohan, UAB's Erika Zembyla and Avery Hoven, College of Charleston's Riana Brennan and Maddie Hills and Florida State's Brook Kuhlman and Leigh Andrew, all in straight sets. Kinlaw and Rice currently hold a 22-7 season record.
At the University of Virginia's invitational, Glades was second overall out of 31 competitors in the 400 meter hurdles, running a time of 58.65, the second-fastest all-time mark in program history. She has the No. 1 mark in Conference USA in that race, which is also good for No. 16 in the NCAA East region and No. 25 overall in the nation. In the 100 meter hurdles, Glades was seventh overall, fifth among collegiate runners, with a time of 13.65.
If selected, Rice and Kinlaw will set their sights on the USA Volleyball Collegiate Pairs Championships on May 11-13 in Hermosa Beach, California. Track and field will compete in their last regular-season meet at the University of Florida's Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on Friday, April 28 in Gainesville.