Founded by beach volleyball legend Sinjin Smith, the National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association (NCSVA) provides an opportunity for college students across America to compete in regional tournaments for the chance to qualify for the National Collegiate Championships. Regional Championships enable top finishers to earn prize packages that help pay for their travel and other expenses while competing for the national title.
Founder, NCSVA and Sinjin Volleyball
Sinjin Smith won 139 pro beach events in a Hall of Fame career that spanned four decades. A two-time All-American and National Champion at UCLA, the “King of the Beach” went on to win multiple World Championships and compete in the Olympic Games .As the greatest ambassador for the game of beach volleyball, Sinjin founded the NCSVA to fill the void that existed in the collegiate age group of beach volleyball. Sinjin oversees and advises the NCSVA staff on a national level and assists with recruiting new promoters to host NCSVA events.
Director, Sinjin Volleyball
A longtime player and high school coach, Dennis Marlow founded Crescent BVC in 2011 to offer aspiring beach athletes the level of training they expected from indoor clubs. Dennis co-founded the NCSVA with Sinjin Smith, a partnership that expanded to include Beach Volleyball Camps and CBVA tournaments. An alumnus of UNC, Dennis left the East Coast in 2002 to compete on the AVP Tour, which he did until 2005. Dennis oversees all of the activities under the Sinjin Volleyball.
Greg played indoor club volleyball while studying Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee.
As a middle blocker, he helped Tennessee win an NCVF National Championship in 2015. After making the transition from indoor to sand, Greg won the NCSVA National Championship in 2016 and then joined Sinjin and Dennis to grow the NCSVA. In addition to pursuing his playing career, Greg is the Owner/Director of Sinjin Beach Volleyball Club in Raleigh, NC.
National Director, NCSVA
Marketing & Operations Director, Sinjin Volleyball
Morley grew up in small town, Glenwood Springs, in the mountains of Colorado seeking out beach volleyball every chance she got. Chasing beach volleyball, she studied Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly where she competed for Todd Roger's NCAA D1 Beach Volleyball team and continued to start and grow Cal Poly's Beach Volleyball Club team. This is where she met Sinjin, Dennis, and Greg and began running tournaments as the Regional Director in 2017. Now, Morley has taken charge becoming the National Director for the NCSVA.