Courtesy EKU Athletics

“I’m very excited to start this upcoming beach season,” Bazzani said. “We are now a conference affiliate within the OVC, which gives our student-athletes another opportunity to compete for an OVC Championship! We are making history here at EKU being a part of the first beach volleyball program.”

The regular season schedule will consist of five tournaments and two dual matches.

EKU opens up its 2020 campaign at the UAB Beach Tournament on Feb. 28. The Colonels open up against the host University of Alabama-Birmingham before taking on Louisiana Monroe. Eastern will take on Coastal Carolina and Jacksonville State on Feb. 29. 

The Colonels face off against in-state rival Morehead State four times during the season. The first two contests come on March 24, with the first match starting at 3:30 p.m. The last two meetings take place on April 7, with the first match starting at 3:30 p.m. as well. The first two contests of each meeting will be conference matches.

Eastern also hits the road for tournaments at Austin Peay, UT Martin, Principia College and Jacksonville State.

The Colonels will have 10 conference matches during the regular season.

Eastern Kentucky wraps up its 2020 at the OVC Beach Tournament hosted by UT Martin on April 24-25.