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April Ross Biography
April Ross (April Elizabeth Ross) is an American professional beach volleyball player. She won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with Jennifer Kessy and a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics with Kerri Walsh Jennings. Ross and Kessy were also in the 2009 Beach Volleyball World Champions.
April Ross Age
April Ross was born on June 20, 1982, in Costa Mesa, California United States. She is 37 years old as of 2019.
April Ross Net worth
April Ross earns her income from her businesses and from other related organizations. She also earns her income from her work as a beach volleyball player. She has an estimated net worth of $ 500 thousand.
April Ross Education
April Ross graduated from Newport Harbor High School and she then joined the University of Southern California.
April Ross Husband
April Ross is married to Bradley Keenan in 2010. About the couple, children will be updated soon.
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April Ross College
April Ross attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where in her freshman season she was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year as well as the National Freshman of the Year.
In her freshman season in 2000, she received Pac-10 First Team honors as well as AVCA Second Team All-America honors. She helped USC to the NCAA Final Four.
In 2001, she played as a sophomore in the second-team of All the American and finished season ranked in the fourth Pac-10 in kills (3.98 kpg), sixth in points (4.52 ppg) and seventh in digs (3.04 dpg) and helped USC to the NCAA Regional Finals, when she suffered a sprained ankle during game two and was forced to leave the match.
In her final two seasons, she helped the USC to back-to-back NCAA Titles. In 2002, she was named a First Team All-American and had 15 kills and 14 digs in the NCAA Championship win over Stanford, avenging their only loss of the season to the Cardinal. She had 14 kills and 19 digs in the winning effort.
She finished her career among USC’s all-time career record-holders, ranking in the top 6 in eight statistical categories, including first in points (1,430) and points per game, second in service aces (161) and service aces per game (0.38), fourth in attacks (3,859), fifth in kills (1576), kills per game (3.73) and digs (1,296) and sixth in digs per game (3.06).
April Ross Professional career
In 2008, April Ross was named the Most Outstanding Player with her beach partner Jennifer Kessy joined the Swatch FIVB World Tour of 2008, and when they finished in third place at the ConocoPhillips Grand Slam Stavanger, second place at the Dubai Open and first place at the Phuket Thailand Open.
On September 7, 2008, Ross and Kessy upset the World No. 1 duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh at an AVP tournament in Santa Barbara, California. On July 4, 2009, Kessy and Ross won the FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway defeating Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca. As of April 2012, Ross had eight AVP and nine FIVB 1st-place finishes overall, as well as over $937,813 in total prize money. Read also Kerri Walsh Jennings
April Ross World tour 2016
She played, with partner Walsh Jennings, at the Long Beach, California Grand Slam, which is part of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The pair won all 3 matches against, Carol/Ana Patrícia Brazil (21 – 17, 21 – 19), Humana-Paredes/Pischke Canada (21 – 16, 21 – 17), Maria Antonelli/Lili Brazil (21 – 19, 18 – 21, 15 – 13).
In semi-final action (August 27, 2016) Ross and Walsh Jennings played against Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude of Germany and won in straight sets (21 – 17, 21 – 16). Gold Medal goes to Walsh/April in straight sets (21–16, 21–16), Silver goes to Spain’s Liliana Fernández Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan. Competing at the World Tour Finals in Toronto, playing in Pool A they are in 1st with a 2–0 and advance to quarterfinals.
April Ross Olympic career
She won a medal in the 2012 London Olympics where she appeared No. 4 seed Ross and Kessy won the Silver Medal by defeating Brazil’s No. 1 seed team of Juliana and Larissa in a semi-final match after dropping the first set.
They lost to teammates Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the Gold Medal final straight sets by an identical score of 16–21. On June 26, 2013, Ross teamed up with Walsh-Jennings to train for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Ross played as a defender behind Walsh Jennings’ block.
Seeded at No. 3, Ross and Walsh Jennings lost to Brazil’s No. 2 seed team of Agatha and Barbara in straight sets of 20–22 and 18–21 in a semi-final match. They defeated the No. 1 seed Brazil team of Larissa and Talita in the Bronze Medal match for Ross’s second Olympic medal.