Since her debut on the pro beach volleyball scene in 2006, April Ross has cemented her role as a champion and one of the most universally loved players on tour. Lauded for her powerful serve, energy and competitive drive, April’s easy going personality off the sand makes her one of today’s most authentic, engaging and accessible athletes.

After nabbing several FIVB championships, including the 2009 FIVB World Championship, April and her then partner, Jennifer Kessy won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. April partnered with Kerri Walsh-Jennings for the 2016 Rio Olympics, sweeping every AVP tour stop en route to an inspiring Olympic Bronze. April is currently playing with breakout star Alix Klineman, and aiming for Tokyo in 2021.

April shares with us her fascinating journey to becoming a two-time Olympic medalist as well as strategies for gaining the home court advantage no matter your physical location, and how having great coaches to push her athletic performance has made her the player she is today. 

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