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Beach Volleyball Coach Meagan

Meagan Owusu

In three short years, Owusu has inserted Cal's program into the national conversation of NCAA beach volleyball, leading the Bears to a No. 12 final national ranking in 2018 and a third-place finish in the ultra-competitive Pac-12.  Under Owusu's stewardship, Cal produced its first All-Americans last year in No. 5 pair Grace Campbell and Maddie Micheletti and first All-Pac-12 selections with First Team pick Mima Mirkovic and Second Team selection Iya Lindahl. The Bears have also risen to the occasion against the stiffest competition, knocking off a slew of ranked teams, including a victory over then-No. 4 USC last season.

Cal went 24-8 in 2018, easily the best record in the five-year history of the program.

In April of 2018, Owusu received the prestigious "Thirty Under 30" Award by the AVCA, which recognizes 30 up-and-coming coaching talents under the age of 30 across the country.

Owusu, a Cal alum who is one of only two players ever to play in two NCAA Final Fours for the Bears' indoor team, was elevated to head coach in July, 2015 while Rich Feller was named Director of Volleyball. As associate head coach before that, Owusu ran all the day-to-day operations of the program.

Owusu, formerly Meagan Schmitt, was a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection during her tenure as a defensive specialist for the Bears. She was a team captain in 2010 and helped Cal make its only two Final Four appearances in school history in 2007 and 2010. She also helped guide the Golden Bears to a pair of NCAA Elite Eight berths.

Immediately after graduating from Cal with a degree in American Studies and a minor in education, Owusu became a volunteer assistant coach for Loyola Marymount’s indoor team. She was promoted to full-time assistant the following year.

When Loyola Marymount debuted its sand volleyball program in 2013, Owusu became a full-time assistant coach for that program as well. She helped lead the Lions to a No. 8 final ranking in 2014 and twice led Loyola to the AVCA Sand National Championships. She also helped produce two AVCA San All-Americans. As a full-time assistant for Loyola Marymount's indoor program in 2012, she helped lead the Lions to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2005 with an 18-13 record. She was also instrumental in helping libero Betsi Metter earn West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons. Owusu is an accomplished beach volleyball player herself, having achieved a AAA rating from the California Beach Volleyball Association every year since 2012. She was the 2016 Santa Cruz Grand Prix Queen of the Beach and won the CBVA Santa Cruz Open. She also finished 13th at the Hermosa Beach NVL event.

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