April Ross: One Half of America’s Beach Volleyball Heroes


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In 2012, it was all about two American duos: April Ross and Jen Kessy, Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor. Now, four years later, beach volleyball is back on the radar and the lead pairing is Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross.

Here in this post, we profile one half of that team, April Ross. (we covered Kerri Walsh-Jennings over at this link) The duo will be in action tonight actually!

April Ross was born in Costa Mesa, California on June 20, 1982 to Glen and the late Margie Ross. She has a sister, Amy.

April Ross grew up in Newport Beach, California where she attended Newport Harbor High School. At NHHS, in addition to lettering in track, she was a star indoor volleyball player, eventually becoming the nation’s top recruit for her graduating class.

She won the Gatorade National Player of the Year award as a senior and was the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999. In her senior season, she notched 624 kills and 526 digs.

April Ross played club volleyball for Orange County Volleyball Club for five years. She also played on the U.S. Junior National Team. She is 6 ft 1 in tall. She earned the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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  1. I love April Ross and was pulling for her to win the gold. She is an amazon, beautiful, princess. Whoever the dude is that gets to wake up next to April, is one lucky bassid.

  2. i love april ross and jennifer kessy. they’re the cutest ladies of beach volleyball.

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