As with any young professional, updating one's resume is important to Whitney Pavlik. But for the former UC Irvine women's volleyball standout who is now excelling in professional beach volleyball, recurring success had rendered such editing something akin to a full-time job.
"I'd have to look," Pavlik, 28, said when asked about her first professional tournament victory, an occurrence that is becoming commonplace this summer.
Pavlik and partner Jenny Kroop have won three straight tournaments on the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball series and will try to extend that streak at the Hermosa Beach Open, Friday though Sunday.
The Pavlik-Kroop partnership, which began in the 2010 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals season cut short when the tour went under due to financial problems, has continued to blossom. The two former AVP rookies of the Year (Pavlik in 2008, one season after the former Nebraska All-American earned the honor) collected their first victory May 27, 2011, in the Corona Light Open in Seaside, N.J.