Jana tries out for the JU Sand Volleyball team

The Jacksonville University Beach Volleyball Team welcomes our River City Live host on to the court to dust the rust off and take a swing at the sand game. The Dolphins just wrapped up their season with Head Coach Dylan Hough at helm and are now off for a few weeks for a well deserve summer break. During our visit, Coach Hough shared with us not only the differences in the indoor vs outdoor game, but also a big step the JU athletic department took last year in dividing the coaching staff. This allows coaches and players to focus on the nuances and skills of their individual game and further elevate their level of play! Hough holds his athletes to high standards on and off the court with the team posting a 3.65 GPA this academic year.

Amongst the host of accomplishments this season Hough helped lead the Dolphins to the most wins in a single-season in the program’s history, as well as the first season with 10 or more wins. Under Hough’s leadership, the freshman tandem of Emily Kubicsko and Sydney Eckhardt broke the Freshman Wins Record at JU. In addition, Jenna McNamara broke the single-season and career win records at the 3′s pair in her first year playing beach collegiately.

We invite everyone to follow the JU Beach Volleyball team on their brand new Instagram @jax_bvb and join them next season for a home game! Fans can enjoy the volleyball, the waterfront  view, food trucks, brews and more!

Visit https://judolphins.com/sports/womens-beach-volleyball for more!