Beach Volleyball

    Bria Russ
    Bria  Russ


    Long Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Long Beach Poly HS




    No. 1 USC Beats LBSU to Reach First AVCA Title Match

    The top-ranked Women of Troy turned the tide and won a pair of three-set matches to secure a 4-1 win over the 49ers


    Trojan Sand Volleyball Wins USC's 123rd National Championship

    The Women of Troy went 28-0 to capture the program's first team national championship


    No. 1 Trojans Ride Out No. 4 Waves to Seize Spot in AVCA Semifinal

    The Women of Troy fought on to overcome a 2-0 deficit and defeat defending champion Pepperdine


    No. 1 USC Sand Knocks Off Hatters to Open AVCA Run

    The Women of Troy advanced to the second round and are now 25-0 on the season


    Claes-Hughes and Belton-Russ Claim Pac-12 Invitational Pairs Crowns

    The Women of Troy completed a clean sweep of the pairs' championships at the Pac-12 Invitational


    Sand Volleyball: Spring Break Road Trip (Day 2)

    The Women of Troy face Pacific in their first road dual match of the season.

    Russ enters her senior season with the Women of Troy.

    As a junior, Russ compiled a 28-9 overall record… she paired primarily with Eve Ettinger and occupied the No. 4 position where the duo finished 19-3 in duals with a 26-8 overall mark… advanced to the quarterfinals of the USC Tournament, the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Bronze bracket, and the Pac-12 Invitational… advanced to the semifinals at the Rainbow Wahine Spring Challenge… won 11 straight matches from March 25-April 13.

    Russ played mainly at the No. 3 position as a sophomore… produced an 18-11 overall mark… went 5-1 with Kirby Burnham at No. 1 early in the season, paired with Eve Ettinger at No. 3 and went 13-10.

    Russ appeared in 26 matches for USC as a freshman outside hitter in 2011, and was utilized mainly as a service specialist… recorded eight service aces (0.14 saps) and 26 digs (0.46 dps).

    Russ was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High… earned Prep Volleyball All-America first team, MaxPreps Division I all-state first team and All-CIF Southern Section Division I first team honors in her 2010 senior season… named to the Prep Volleyball Defensive Dandies in her junior and senior seasons… named 2010 All-Moore League Co-Player of the Year while earning All-Moore League first team honors… registered 16 kills and 20 digs for Poly in a five-set loss during the 2010 CIF Division I state championship… earned All-Moore League first team honors in her 2009 junior season… named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team three years… played four years of club volleyball for Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club… named to the 2010 17-Open Junior Olympics All-Tournament team… earned 2008 15-Open Junior Olympics All-Tournament team honors.

    Bria Russ was born on April 6, 1993, in San Diego, Calif.… mother is Uvette… majoring in human performance.