Best American Female Athletes

Have you ever googled something along the lines of “top American female athletes of all-time”? Thinking of the laurels of Kerri Walsh Jennings’ career, you might be thinking she must be among the best all-time, and others must think this as well! But what happens when you google just that? You get lists that name…

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Walsh Jennings/Ross, Dalhausser/Rosenthal win at 55th-annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by smart

Walsh Jennings wins record seventh AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by smart women’s beach volleyball title; She and Ross extend perfect 2014 AVP match record to 21-0 at the Manhattan Beach Pier with fourth straight tournament victory; Dalhausser wins fourth AVP Manhattan Beach Open, and Rosenthal claims his second

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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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AVP Milwaukee Open Champions

It had been 16 years since the AVP was at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, WI. Along with perfect weather, the atmosphere during 4th of July weekend was welcoming and electric; fans packed the stadium court making it standing room only!   Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross fought their way to victory after losing the first set…

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2 More Golds for the US in Stavanger

Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won their first gold of the 2014 FIVB season, and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their second gold in Stavanger, Norway this past weekend.   Rosenthal and Dalhausser took down Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho, 21-16, 21-16. Ross and Walsh Jennings took the title beating Spain’s Liliana Fernandez…

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Moscow medallists eye Berlin prizes as World Tour moves west

Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2014 – With the Moscow Grand Slam drawing to a close the stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will turn their attention to the Berlin Grand Slam that begins on June 17. The tournament is the sixth of seven Grand Slams in eight weeks and by the time they…

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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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Walsh / Ross and Keenan / Mayer Win AVP St Pete

  The women’s final was between Kerri Walsh Jennings / April Ross and Lauren Fendrick / Brooke Sweat. A grueling match, but Walsh and Ross ended up on top winning 19-21, 21-15, 15-11.   The men’s final followed right after. Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson and Brad Keenan / John Mayer went 3 sets in…

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Behind the scenes with AVP and Olympic volleyball players Walsh Jennings and Ross

AVP and Olympic beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk about preparing for the new season and balancing being a professional athlete and family. Video produced by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY   http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/video/behind-the-scenes-with-olympic-volleyball-players-walsh-jennings-and-ross/3594205462001

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What to Watch for This AVP 2014 Season

The beginning of the AVP season is right around the corner. The AVP enters the second season of a seven city tour format with its first top this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. While there will be plenty of action to take in this summer, here are a few things to stay on the lookout…

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Volleyball in California vs. The Rest of the U.S.

When compared to the rest of college sports, volleyball could certainly be described as niche. For men, it has only been a Division 1 sport since 1970 and only since 1981 for women. Comparatively, Men’s Basketball has had a Championship since 1939, while Football has had one since 1936. Women’s collegiate sports don’t have the…

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Walsh and Ross clinch Fuzhou Open gold

Kerri Walsh (left) became the most successful women’s athlete in World Tour history after claiming the Fuzhou Open title on Sunday

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