Abril Bustamante, Becca Dunn Sign With USC Women's Sand Volleyball|
Nov. 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Volleyball standouts Abril Bustamante of Redondo Union HS in Redondo Beach (Calif.) and Becca Dunn of San Clemente HS in San Clemente (Calif.) have signed letters of intent with the USC women's sand volleyball team, head coach Anna Collier announced today (Nov. 18).
"With these two signings, I think USC sand volleyball has got to be very pleased," said Collier. "What started with the addition of Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes has become a regularity as our program is able to attract, recruit and sign the top sand volleyball players in each class. We're very excited about this 2015 class with Abril and Becca - who have each been on the Elite USA Beach Volleyball team for the past several years."
Bustamante played indoor for her high school team at Redondo Union, in addition to competing for Elite Beach Volleyball Club. In 2014, the 6-1 hitter was named the AAU Player of the Year. She also played on the USA High Performance A1 U19 Beach Junior National Team. South Bay Magazine rated Bustamante a Top 10 Teen, and she has her AAA rating on the beach. In 2013, she won first place at the HP Championships while competing on the USA High Performance A1 U17 Junior National Team. She also won the AAU High School Sand Volleyball Pairs Championship in 2012. Bustamante has placed first in numerous CBVA tournaments.
Dunn competed on her high school's indoor team at San Clemente HS, as well as Elite Beach Volleyball Club. The 5-11 lefty was selected to the USA Beach Volleyball High Performance A2 U19 National Team, in addition to making the High Performance A1 U17 National Team in 2012 and 2013. While competing in many CBVA tournaments, Dunn was able to earn her AA rating.
"With the addition of players like Bustamante and Dunn, I think it shows that we are, have been, and will continue to be one of the top schools in the nation for sand volleyball," said Collier. "Now, with the NCAA proposing 2016 for the first sanctioned championship, and with a fully-funded USC program, the Trojans will be in a great position to do very well right from the beginning."