Posted On: 05/19/20 12:46 PM

As more and more colleges and universities explore the opportunity for a beach volleyball program, in Texas there are a few schools that have been ahead of the curve and established a beach program: Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, Sam Houston State, SFA, Texas A&M - Commerce, TCU, Texas A&M - Kingsville. Some schools that are considering starting a program include Baylor, North Texas, Houston, and Texas A&M - College Station.

Although the UIL does not have beach volleyball as a high school sport, there are several opportunities for girls and boys across the state to be recruited for sand programs in college. As the sport grows at the next level, I expect for the UIL to begin taking steps to implement a beach program in the near future to give high school athletes more channels to be watched and recruited on the sand.

In Texas, indoor volleyball is much more popular with high school athletes, but there are a few standouts who have committed to play for their respective college’s beach volleyball team. Across the state, sand tournaments are held for all ages, which is typically where most girls get looks from college coaches for scholarships. As

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