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.

    As a senior, Russ compiled a 35-5 overall record with a 27-1 mark in duals… helped lead USC to its first-ever sand volleyball national title… went 30-5 with Jenna Belton, including a 22-1 mark in duals, 4-0 with Jo Kremer (all in duals), and 1-0 with Alexa Stonish in a single dual… provided the clinching point with Belton in USC’s win over Long Beach State in the national semifinals… teamed with Belton to win the Pac-12 Invitational silver bracket… advanced to the silver-bracket final at the Queen of the Beach Challenge, the semifinals of the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge bronze bracket with Belton.

    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.