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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Beach Volleyball Advances to CCSA Championship

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Florida State beach volleyball is one win away from a fifth straight CCSA Tournament championship.

Through the first two days of the CCSA Tournament, FSU is a perfect 3-0. After the top-seeded Seminoles swept No. 8 seed UNC-Wilmington 5-0 and topped South Carolina 4-1 on Friday, FSU picked up a 4-1 win over No. 2 seed LSU on Saturday.

Over the first two days of the CCSA Tournament, Keara Rutz and Torrey Van Winden are the only FSU pair to lose a dual. FSU will be in action on Sunday for the title against either TCU or LSU.


Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: Nyjalik Kelly, 4-star DE* (No. 215 overall)*
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 15 nationally, second in ACC (7 total commitments)*
Big Picture: The loss of defensive end Nyjalik Kelly served as a big blow to FSU, but the Seminoles still have the second-best class in the ACC.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (zero total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU had a nice week with the addition of former Kentucky forward Cam’Ron Fletcher.


Record: 19-14 (14-11 ACC)
Ranking: No. 17 Baseball America; No. 25 D1Baseball
Past Week: (1-1), lost to Boston College on Sunday, 5-3; beat Georgia Tech on Friday, 9-0; led Georgia Tech 11-7 on Saturday at time of suspension
Upcoming: at Georgia Tech (Sunday); vs. Stetson (Tuesday); vs. Troy (Friday and Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU will lead 11-7 as it tries to clinch a big road series at Georgia Tech on Sunday. If the Seminoles hold on, they’ll go for the 3-game sweep.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 9 USTFCCCA, No. 4 South; Women No. 9 USTFCCCA, No. 7 South
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: UNF Invitational (Thursday and Friday)
Recognitions: Jo’Vaughn Martin (ACC Men’s Co-Track Performer of the Week); Adriaan Wildschutt (ACC Men’s Co-Track Performer of the Week); Maudie Skyring (ACC Women’s Co-Track Performer); Ruta Lasmane (Women’s Field Performer of the Week)
Big Picture: After a decent amount of time off, FSU will be back in action in Jacksonville this week.

Men’s Tennis

Record: 10-16
Ranking: No. 12 seed ACC Tournament
Past Week: (2-1), beat Boston College in ACC Tournament on Wednesday, 4-0; beat Notre Dame in ACC Tournament on Thursday, 4-3; lost to NC State in ACC Tournament on Friday, 4-1
Upcoming: TBD
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU made a nice run in the ACC Tournament, but ultimately fell in the quarterfinals. This likely ends the Seminoles’ season.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 16-4 (11-2 ACC)
Ranking: No. 6 ITA; No. 2 seed ACC Tournament
Past Week: (0-1), lost to Miami in ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, 4-1
Upcoming: NCAA Tournament (TBD)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU will limp into the NCAA Tournament on a 2-match losing streak.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 2 Golfweek Coaches Poll; No. 2 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 2 Golfstat
Past Week: FSU began the ACC Championships
Upcoming: ACC Championships (Sunday and Monday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: In fourth place through two rounds, FSU is on the verge of advancing to the ACC semifinals.


Record: 32-7 (20-3 ACC)
Ranking: No. 7 NCFA Coaches; No. 7 Softball America; No. 6 D1Softball
Past Week: (3-1), beat Syracuse twice on Sunday by 3-2 and 13-1 scores; beat Louisville on Friday, 10-0; lost at Louisville on Friday, 5-1
Upcoming: at Louisville (Sunday, doubleheader); vs. NC State (Friday); vs. NC State (Saturday, doubleheader)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU’s 12-game winning streak came to an end on Friday, but the Seminoles remain in first place in the ACC.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 9 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 9 Golfstat; No. 5 WGCA Coaches Poll
Past Week: FSU lost to Duke in the final of the ACC Championships
Upcoming: NCAA Regional Championships (May 10-12)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU was unable to capture its first ACC title, but is in good standing as the NCAA Regional Championships approaches.

Beach Volleyball

Record: 31-4
Ranking: No. 3 AVCA
Past Week: (6-0), beat Tulane on Sunday, 5-0; beat TCU twice on Sunday by 4-1 and 3-2 scores; defeated UNC-Wilmington in CCSA Tournament on Friday, 5-0; beat South Carolina in CCSA Tournament on Friday, 4-1; beat LSU in CCSA Tournament on Saturday, 4-1
Upcoming: vs. TCU or LSU (Sunday, CCSA Championship)
Recognitions: Brooke Niles (CCSA Coach of the Year); Torrey Van Winden (first-team All-CCSA); Keara Rutz (first-team All-CCSA, CCSA Freshman of the Year); Maddie Anderson (CCSA All-Freshman)
Big Picture: After three straight wins in the CCSA Tournament, FSU is one win away from a fifth straight CCSA title.


Record: 11-0
Ranking: No. 1 United Coaches Poll; No. 1 seed NCAA Tournament
Upcoming: Elon or Milwaukee (Saturday, NCAA Tournament)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Despite not playing since Nov. 15, FSU was awarded the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

*247Sports Composite rankings

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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