LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the school will add women's sand volleyball to its sports lineup for the fall of 2014.

The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/15HMk2j) it's the first time LSU has added a sport since softball was revived in 1997 after a 16-year hiatus.

Sand volleyball will give LSU 19 varsity sports.

Alleva made the announcement Monday. He said LSU will convert W.T. "Dub" Robinson Tennis Stadium into a facility for the new sport.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com