Beach volleyball is the 90th and newest NCAA sport. The third National Championship, won by UCLA, was just completed this past weekend in Gulf Shores, AL.
The per-capita production of Division I beach volleyball players is greatest in the Southwest and West, with Hawaii leading followed by California, Arizona and New Mexico. California produces 263 or 30.6 percent of all players. There are 55 Division I women’s beach volleyball programs, resulting in 857 players.