Marketing Female Athletes would like to spend the next few weeks focusing on athletes and sports that you may not be reading about. These are athletes who are competing in and winning major championships like the one this weekend in beach volleyball.
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the season-ending AVP Championships in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Sunday, completing a sweep of all seven AVP tournaments this season with a 36-0 match record and 72-4 set record.
Kerri, a three-time Olympic champion, and April, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, defeated Heather Hughes and Whitney Pavlik 22-20, 21-17 in the AVP Championships final. They are in their first full season together as partners. Kerri, who is 36 and a mother of three, won her 124th career beach volleyball tournament. She’ll go for No. 125, with Ross, at the final FIVB World Tour Grand Slam event in Sao Paulo this week. They’ve won four FIVB World Tour events this season, twice as many as any other pair.
Kerri and her former partner, Misty May Treanor, are considered the greatest beach volleyball team of all time. Misty retired in 2012 after she and Kerri won their third Gold medal at the Games in London.