Boise State's Crowell to Play in AVP Salt Lake City Open
Aug. 6, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State assistant volleyball coach Breann Crowell will be competing in her first professional beach volleyball competition this weekend when she and teammate Vanessa Latimer attempt to qualify for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Salt Lake City Open. Crowell and Latimer will begin their quest Thursday, Aug. 7, morning at 8 a.m. in the first round of qualifying at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.

Crowell, the former Boise State Bronco turned assistant coach, played setter for the Broncos, known then as Breann Nesselhuf, from 2009-11. After graduation she served one year as a graduate manager with the team before being named an assistant coach in the summer of 2013. She currently serves a dual role at Boise State as she is also the lone assistant coach for the sand volleyball team which just concluded its inaugural season in April.

Her teammate Vanessa Latimer is a Boise native who graduated from Timberline High School and played collegiately at the University of Wyoming.

In order for the pair to reach the main draw on Friday they will need to win three matches on Thursday. The finals will be on CBS Sports Network at 4 p.m. on Sunday. This tournament is apart of the official AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and awards cash prizes totaling $150,000.

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