National championships are becoming a habit for USC’s women’s water polo team. In May, the team took its seventh national title. But that was only after women’s beach volleyball won the national crown the week before. And in another gain for women’s sports, one of the first female coaches in the NBA was named head coach for USC’s storied women’s basketball program. Earlier this spring, the men’s basketball team made headlines with its impressive NCAA tournament run. Learn more about these stories and more below.
Women’s beach volleyball takes fourth national championship
The Women of Troy won the 2021 NCAA crown to bring home USC’s 131st all-time team national title
Seventh title goes to women’s water polo
The USC women’s water polo team made history with the most goals scored and largest margin of victory ever recorded in an NCAA women’s water polo championship game.
Cleveland Cavs assistant coach becomes new head coach of women’s basketball
Lindsay Gottlieb, who led UC Berkeley to the NCAA Final Four, returns to the Pac-12 to lead the Women of Troy.
Men’s basketball reaches Elite Eight in NCAA tournament
USC Men’s Basketball’s NCAA Tournament run ends in Elite Eight exit against Gonzaga.
Conference championships in women’s golf
It took an extra year in between, but USC has defended its 2019 Pac-12 title with a brilliant 54-hole effort, completing a wire-to-wire performance.
USC men’s tennis fights on to 4-1 comeback in Pac-12 championship match
The men’s tennis 2021 championship win is the second straight and fifth overall Pac-12 Tournament title for the Trojans.
Kaelin Roberts wins national title in indoor 400m
Kaelin Roberts won her second indoor 400m title, TeeTee Terry scored high in both sprint finals and the women’s relay placed second with the fourth-fastest time in school history.
5 Trojans selected in NFL Draft, including Alijah Vera-Tucker in first round
USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker was selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft as the 14th overall pick.