AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour recognizes top performances with 2014 season awards

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross named women’s team of the year after winning all seven AVP tournaments; Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson selected men’s team of the year; Ross and Gibb are MVPs

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A National Anthem To Remember

It was the final day of summer. The stadium was packed with standing room only. Before the women’s final was about to take place, everyone rose from their seats for the singing of the National Anthem. Jake Gibb’s niece, Saundra, walked out to the court. Even at just 12 years old the sound of her voice as she…

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The Number 1’s Come Out On Top

It was the best way the season could have ended… A packed stadium with standing room only, some of the best athletes in the US competing for the championship title, all of which happened on a beautiful and sunny last summer day.   Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross ended the season on a high…

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As Season Comes to an End…

As summer comes to an end, we begin to reflect on the 2014 season. There have been ups and downs: partner break ups, upsets and injuries. But aside from all of that, all of the athletes have put on quite a show and have not let down the amazing crowds we’ve had at all of our…

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From Cincinnati to Atlantic City

It was hot and humid, and it also down poured rain… But the players fought amid the adversity, and the fans in Cincinnati stayed through it all.   To see photos from the AVP Cincinnati Open, Sports Illustrated posted an album with great action shots of the players. Check it out here.   On the men’s side it…

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AVP Salt Lake City Open Recap

While there were a lot of partner changes on the women’s side before the Salt Lake City Open, this did not affect the finals. For the third time in a row this AVP season, April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings met Lauren Fendrick and Brooke sweat in the finals. April and Kerri won their third…

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Updates from around the world this weekend

It was an exciting weekend in the volleyball world.   In Long Beach, CA, the USA Men’s indoor national team competed against Russia for FIVB World League. Friday night, USA beat Russia in a close 5-set match, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-27, 15-12. They came back the next night in front of 5,000 fans and won…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb

We meet again, Internet, for another episode of “Tuesdays with Avatar”. I apologize for the lack of a post last week; I was incredibly busy and just didn’t have time to write something up. (Does anyone actually believe that? I don’t have a real job or kids or any other responsibilities, but I didn’t have…

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