For the first time in program history, the ACU beach volleyball team will have home-field advantage.
Construction for a new beach volleyball court is in development in between Teague Center and Wildcat Stadium.
The 2018 and 2019 seasons had the Wildcats away from home every game, but with a sand volleyball court, ACU can bring the competition to Abilene.
“I am really excited. It’s the first time we’ve had a court in these three seasons,” junior outside hitter Hunter Barker said. “We’re expected to work harder and better because we have the resources now, and we should be able to use it to be a better team.”
Barker transferred to ACU in 2018 after playing one season at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
The Wildcats went 5-16 last year, traveling to New Mexico, Arizona and New Orleans for the Southland Conference Challenge to end its season.
Its new season schedule hasn’t been released but will bring action to ACU’s campus for the first time.