Posts Tagged April Ross

Jen Kessy and April Ross Win Gold at SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger

Posted by on Saturday, 4 July, 2009
Jen Kessy (left) and April Ross celebrate their gold medal finish Saturday at the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway

Jen Kessy (left) and April Ross celebrate their gold medal finish Saturday at the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. Photo courtesy of FIVB

The American team April Ross and Jen Kessy defeats Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca to win gold at the SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger.


Semi-Finals are Set for the SWATCH FIVB World Championships 2009

Posted by on Friday, 3 July, 2009
American Angie Akers stretches for the Mikasa in an elimination win Friday against Germany

American Angie Akers stretches for the Mikasa in an elimination win Friday against Germany. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Three American teams (April Ross/Jen Kessy, Tyra Turner/Angie Akers and Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs) started the day at the SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, but only one team advances to the semi-finals, April Ross and Jen Kessy.

April Ross and Jen Kessy advanced by defeating fellow Americans Tyra Turner and Angie Akers, 17-21, 21-12, 15-9, while Branagh and Youngs ended their tournament with a loss to Brazilians Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Connelly, 17-21, 22-20, 15-12.


Official Statistics For All 208 Matches at 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships Stavanger

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009
SWATCH FIVB World Championships - Top statistical leaders are April Ross (left, serving speed) and Jen Kessy (hitting percentage) of the United States

SWATCH FIVB World Championships – Top statistical leaders are April Ross (left, serving speed) and Jen Kessy (hitting percentage) of the United States. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Press Release:

For the first time in the history of the world championships of Beach Volleyball and just the second time in the history of the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, official statistics are being kept for all matches for both genders (208 total) in the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships being presented by ConocoPhillips through this Sunday in Stavanger, Norway.

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For all pool play matches and single-elimination matches, statistics being kept include Service Aces, Service Errors, Attacks, Kills, Hitting Percentage (calculated by kills minus errors divided by total attacks), Digs, Blocks and the fastest serves on the SWATCH Centre Court.

see full press release…

There’s an impressive wealth of information available. Check them out at Beach Volleyball Database.


April Ross Video Spotlight

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

Video Spotlight: Get to Know April Ross

Tidbits about April Ross:

  • Ross is the first U.S. woman to start her career with three FIVB victories.
  • Ross became the first U.S. woman to win FIVB Rookie of the Year in 2007, one season after winning the AVP’s Rookie of the Year award.
  • In 2008 Ross logged the highest ace-per-game average in AVP history with 1.24 per game, while also recording the FIVB’s second fastest serve in 2008 (85.7 km/hr in Berlin).

Video and tidbits courtesy of AVP