Langley Receives First BVB Scholarship
Feb. 22, 2018

BOISE, Idaho - As the sport of beach volleyball continues to grow nationally, so it does at Boise State as well. Boise State head coach Shawn Garus announced today that the Broncos offered their first scholarship in the sport this spring to Brindl Langley, a graduate transfer from Florida Southern College.

“It’s exciting to be able to award a scholarship to Brindl,” Garus said. “She is the type of kid that we would like to see more of in our beach volleyball program. She loves the game, she is a good student and I think she will do a lot for our program this year in a leadership aspect and on the court at the top of the lineup.”

Langley is originally from Camas, Wash., where she graduated from Camas High School in 2013. She played four years of collegiate indoor volleyball at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. Langley gained beach volleyball experience while at Florida Southern as a member of their exhibition beach program over the last couple years before they officially added the sport this spring.

“I am truly thankful to Shawn (Garus) and Allison (Buck) for giving me this opportunity and a scholarship,” said Langley. “Money is really important in athletics and I am just thankful for it (scholarship). This is the first season that the program has had a lot of sand only players and I’m excited to start the season, we are a good team and I think we’re going to be really competitive.”

As a member of FSC’s indoor team Langley garnered numerous honors including being named a 2016 AVCA Honorable-Mention All-American and All-South Region, 2015 NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team, 2016 All-Sunshine State Conference (SSC), 2013 SSC Freshman of the Year, 2013 SSC All-Newcomer Team and two-time SSC Defensive Player of the Week. Academically, Langley was named to the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2013, 2015, 2016 and received the NACDA Academic Achievement Award in 2016.

Langley played primarily at libero for the Moccasins and saw action in 134 matches. She helped Southern Florida to four NCAA DII National Tournament appearances where they went a combined 6-4 during her career. Langley finished her career as SFC’s all-time leader in digs with 1,923, third in digs per set (3.91), tied for ninth in services aces (161), seventh in service aces per set (0.45) and fourth in sets played.

What does it mean to receive a scholarship in beach volleyball. According to NCAA rules for beach volleyball each school is allowed six full-ride scholarships which can be split up among its roster. In addition, unlike their counterparts on the indoor volleyball roster who can play on the beach team, individuals who receive beach scholarships cannot participate on the indoor team because of scholarship limitations for the indoor program.

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