Tulane joins Conference USA as affiliate member in beach volleyball

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DALLAS – Conference USA has added Tulane University as an affiliate member in beach volleyball ahead of the 2023 season. The league’s Board of Directors unanimously affirmed the recommendation to extend an invitation for affiliate membership.

“Adding a program of Tulane’s caliber to our already competitive beach volleyball portfolio further positions Conference USA for continued success,” Conference USA Deputy Commissioner Keisha Dunlap said. “We are very excited about this partnership and are really looking forward to working with Tulane’s leadership group as we progress and advance.”

The addition of Tulane increases current league membership to five schools for the 2022-23 season, as the Green Wave join FIU, Florida Atlantic, UAB, and UTEP as members of Conference USA. C-USA was one of eight inaugural leagues to earn automatic qualification to the 2022 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships and will retain its automatic qualifier status for the upcoming year.

Both Jacksonville State and Sam Houston’s beach volleyball programs will also join the league in the future.

“We are excited to join Conference USA in beach volleyball,” Tulane Deputy Athletic Director, Student Services/SWA Dr. Charvi Greer said. “We are extremely grateful for our time in the CCSA and look forward to competing for conference championships in the new league.”

The Green Wave completed the 2022 season at 24-13, the program’s second consecutive 20-plus-win season under head coach Eyal Zimet.

About Conference USA
Conference USA is an NCAA Division I athletic conference based in Dallas, Texas, now in its third decade, Conference USA has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics with an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity and leadership in competition, academics and community.

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