CSU Bakersfield added sand volleyball in the Spring of 2013.
The Roadrunners, which played on a city of Bakersfield facility in its inagural season, opened its own facility, the Student Recreation Center Barnes Beach Volleyball Complex in the Spring of 2014.
In 2012, the SRC, CSUB Athletics, along with donors Steve and Lori Barnes partnered to build the sand courts, home of ‘Runners Sand Volleyball and a place for students & community members to participate in this emerging and exciting sport.
The CSUB Student Recreation Center was opened in 2009 and is the center of student interaction and wellness at CSU Bakersfield. The $24 million facility houses over 75,000 square feet of both exercise equipment and other spaces for fitness, education and recreation for CSUB students, faculty and staff.
The facility features three courts with sand that was brought in from the beaches San Juan Capistrano; suitable for official sand volleyball competition along with bleacher and surrounding grass seating for fans.