Photos: Sand Volleyball at nationals

Gulf Shores, AL - May 4th, 2014. Brittany Tiegs returns a ball against opponents from USC. Hawaii University players Brittany Tiegs and partner Karissa Cook played against opponents from University of Southern California Sarah Hughes and Kirby Burnham in the finals of the pairs division of the AVCA National Sand Volleyball Championships held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The USC Trojans beat the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine in 2 sets. Photo by Wally Nell
Gulf Shores, AL - May 1st, 2014. Nikki Taylor playing with partner Katie Spieler from University of Hawaii; celebrate a point won against opponents from University of Southern California at the AVCA National Sand Volleyball Championships held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Hawaii University caused an upset today by beating University of Southern California. Photo by Wally Nell
Gulf Shores, AL - May 3rd, 2014. Brittany Tiegs playing with partner Karissa Cook from University of Hawaii; speaks with coach Scott Wong while playing against opponents from Florida State University at the AVCA National Sand Volleyball Championships held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Hawaii University initially caused an upset by beating University of Southern California, but then lost in the semi-finals to Florida State University. Photo by Wally Nell
Gulf Shores, AL - May 4th, 2014. Brittany Tiegs and Karissa Cook celebrates winning the semi-final to make it into the finals to play against opponents from USC. Hawaii University players Brittany Tiegs and partner Karissa Cook played against opponents from University of Southern California Sarah Hughes and Kirby Burnham in the finals of the pairs division of the AVCA National Sand Volleyball Championships held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The USC Trojans beat the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine in 2 sets. Photo by Wally Nell

Photos by Wally Nell / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Hawaii’s sand volleyball team finished tied for third in the 2014 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. The SandBows’ Karissa Cook and Brittany Tiegs finished second in the pairs competition, falling to USC’s Kirby Burnham and Sara Hughes in the championship match on Sunday, May 4.

Tiegs, a junior, and Cook, a senior, were named All-Americans, along with teammates Katie Spieler, a sophomore, and Nikki Cook, a freshman.

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