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USC senior (political science major) 

Jurmala, Latvia 


March 9, 1998 


  • She led USC to the 2021 NCAA women’s beach volleyball championship as its No. 1 player 

  • She made All-American first team in 2018, 2019 and 2021 (there was no 2020 season due to COVID) 

  • She has a 91-8 career record (31-2 in 2018, 33-2 in 2019, 27-4 in 2021) 

  • She and freshman partner Megan Kraft were 15-1 in 2021, dropping just two sets 

  • She was the 2019 National Player of the Year 

  • She was the 2019 and 2021 Pac-12 Player of the Year  

  • She and Abril Bustamante were the 2018 and 2019 National Pair of the Year 

  • She was part of the Pac-12 Pair of the Year in 2019 (with Bustamante) and 2021 (with Kraft) 

  • She was the 2018 National and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year 


  • She and partner Anastasija Kravcenoka qualified for the Olympics in 2019 (becoming the first NCAA collegiate beach volleyball player to qualify for the Olympics) 

  • They will be the first Latvian women’s beach team to appear in the Olympics 

  • She was the 2018 FIVB Rookie of the Year 

  • She and Kravcenoka were the FIVB’s Most Improved team in 2019 

  • They won the 2019 European Championship 

  • They placed a career-best fourth at the FIVB Sochi tournament in May 2021 


  • She competed for six years in track as a heptathlete 

  • Grandfather Arturs Graudins was a Latvian high jump champion, grandmother Stanislava Spruzenieks was a Latvian high jump champion 

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