|Krista Vansant is going to get a shot to compete in the sand this spring. Image courtesy of Gohuskies.com|
Here is what GoHuskies.com had to say:
SEATTLE - The University of Washington announced the addition of women’s sand volleyball as the Huskies’ 22nd varsity sport Thursday. Keegan Cook, an assistant on the indoor volleyball coaching staff, has been named head coach of the sand team, and will serve under the direction of Director of Volleyball, Jim McLaughlin. The Huskies’ sand squad will begin competition this spring, and will feature all 11 returners from UW’s 2013 Final Four indoor squad, including AVCA player-of-the-year Krista Vansant.
“We are excited to add women’s sand volleyball, and give our student-athletes the opportunity to compete for championships in a sport that is new to us,” Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said. “The rapid growth of participation in the sport here on the West Coast and nationally speaks to its popularity, and the remarkable potential it offers here at the University of Washington.”
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