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July 1, 2013
April Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, has confirmed that she will team with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings before the end of the season, Ross told FIVB.com Monday. Multiple media outlets had reported a link between Ross and Walsh Jennings teaming up, but Ross had never officially confirmed it. "I'm excited to be playing with Kerri," Ross told FIVB.com. "Going towards Rio [2016 Olympics] we plan to be partners and go for Rio. We don't plan to be together until maybe September or October, just to get a little experience going into 2014.
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September 18, 2012
Newport Harbor High product April Ross and fellow Olympic women's beach volleyball silver medalist Jennifer Kessy will be the featured guests at a reception held at CDM Fitness in Corona del Mar on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Ross and Kessy, who lost to Newport Harbor product Misty May-Treanor and her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, in the Olympic final in London last month, will be available to sign autographs and answer questions. CDM Fitness is located at 2841 East Coast Highway. - From staff reports
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June 27, 2013
Multiple media outlets have reported that April Ross, a Newport Harbor High product who won a silver medal in beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympics in London, will partner with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings for most of the 2013 season. Ross has been playing with Jennifer Kessy, with whom she lost to Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, since retired, in the Olympic final. Ross and Kessy finished second in a Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach event in Rome on Sunday.
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September 11, 2013
Costa Mesa residents Jake Gibb and April Ross won men's and women's titles, respectively at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' latest stop, Friday through Sunday in Atlantic City, N.J. Gibb and partner Casey Patterson, the No. 2-seeded team, defeated top-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal, 21-19, 21-15, in the 41-minute final on Sunday. Ross, a product of Newport Harbor High, and her partner, Jennifer Kessy topped Emily Day and Summer Ross, 23-25, 21-16, 15-13, in a 64-minute women's final.
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October 1, 2013
SANTA BARBARA — Costa Mesa residents April Ross and Jake Gibb repeated as champions, but both played with new partners at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Santa Barbara Open completed Sunday at West Beach. Ross, a Newport Harbor High product playing for the first time in an AVP event with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, defeated the No. 3-seeded duo of Jennifer Fopma and Brooke Sweat in Sunday's final. Ross and Walsh Jennings, the No. 1 seeds, earned their fifth win without a loss in the event with a 21-18, 21-10 verdict in the final.
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July 9, 2013
April Ross and Whitney Pavlik finished fourth on Saturday at the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland. Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and a former Newport Harbor High star, and Pavlik, a former UC Irvine standout, seeded No. 3, fell to Brazil's Liliane Maestrini and Barbara Seixas in the bronze medal match, 21-18, 21-15 in 37 minutes. The U.S. pair lost in the semifinals to Germany's No. 17 Karla Borger and Britta Buhte, 21-15, 21-19 in 36 minutes.
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September 3, 2013
Beach volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a former Newport Harbor High standout, has been named a volunteer assistant coach for the USC women's sand volleyball team, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Coach Anna Collier said Tuesday that adding May-Treanor to the staff will elevate the team and make the Trojans a national title contender, the AP report said. The USC team features newcomer Sarah Hughes, a Costa Mesa resident, as well as Newport Harbor alumni Kirby Burnham and Cinnamon Sary.
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November 20, 2013
Costa Mesa residents April Ross and Jake Gibb earned top individual and team honors in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' 2013 season awards announced Tuesday. Ross, a Newport Harbor High product, was named women's Most Valuable Player, as well as Best Offensive Player and Server of the Year. Ross, along with Jennifer Kessy, also claimed Team of the Year honors. Gibb was named Men's MVP and along with Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach, the Team of the Year in the men's circuit.
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September 17, 2013
Rain and heavy winds halted play on the final day of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' St. Petersburg open in Florida on Sunday. The men's final, in which Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and partner Casey Patterson defeated Theodore Brunner and Nick Lucena, 22-20, in the first game, was suspended. It will be finished on Sept. 26 in Santa Barbara, the day before the AVP's Santa Barbara Open begins. Gibb and Patterson are the No. 2 seed, while Brunner-Lucena are seeded third.
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March 26, 2014
Costa Mesa residents Jake Gibb and April Ross will attempt to regain their dominance on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour when it begins its seven-event schedule in May. Gibb, with partner Casey Patterson, won four of seven AVP men's events and finished third in the other three tournaments in 2013, when the two-time Olympian was named AVP MVP, Team of the Year (with Patterson) and the Male Beach Athlete of the Year by USA Volleyball. Ross, an Olympic silver medalist in 2012, earned three AVP titles last season and three third-place finishes with a pair of partners in 2013.
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December 17, 2013
April Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and former Newport Harbor High volleyball standout, has been named 2013 Female Beach Athlete of the Year by USA Volleyball. Ross, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist who played with three partners, played in nine domestic and 13 international tournaments in 2013, earning six titles and several other top-three finishes. In seven Assn. of Volleyball Professionals events, she won three times, twice with longtime partner Jennifer Kessy (Salt Lake City, and Atlantic City)
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By Steve Virgen | December 1, 2013
When Misty May-Treanor was asked all for that she had to be thankful, the three-time Olympic gold medalist said she is grateful to be starting a family. May-Treanor, the beach volleyball legend, said she is about three months pregnant with her first child during an interview with the Daily Pilot Sunday night at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. She was there as the special guest/mistress of ceremonies for the 13th annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony. She attended with her husband, Matt Treanor, a pro baseball catcher, and her father, Butch.
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November 20, 2013
Costa Mesa residents April Ross and Jake Gibb earned top individual and team honors in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' 2013 season awards announced Tuesday. Ross, a Newport Harbor High product, was named women's Most Valuable Player, as well as Best Offensive Player and Server of the Year. Ross, along with Jennifer Kessy, also claimed Team of the Year honors. Gibb was named Men's MVP and along with Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach, the Team of the Year in the men's circuit.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 20, 2013
To help promote the title sponsor, players on the stadium court at the AVP Championships near the Huntington Beach Pier crammed their lengthy, sweaty bodies into small convertible smart cars that served as benches that must have lacked supreme comfort. Turns out, uncomfortable was a fitting theme for both the top-seeded men's and women's teams, both of which included a Costa Mesa resident. The men's duo of Costa Mesa's Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach, as well as the favored women's tandem of Costa Mesa's April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings were both upset in the semifinals on Sunday.
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October 18, 2013
The top-seeded men's and women's pro beach volleyball teams advanced to Saturday's second round of the $200,000 smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach, the AVP Tour's 2013 season finale taking place through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. Seeking their fifth consecutive AVP tournament championship this weekend, Costa Mesa resident and two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and Huntington Beach resident Casey Patterson toppled qualifiers Andrei Belov and Jake Elliott, 21-16, 21-16, in their first-round match Friday.
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October 1, 2013
SANTA BARBARA — Costa Mesa residents April Ross and Jake Gibb repeated as champions, but both played with new partners at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Santa Barbara Open completed Sunday at West Beach. Ross, a Newport Harbor High product playing for the first time in an AVP event with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, defeated the No. 3-seeded duo of Jennifer Fopma and Brooke Sweat in Sunday's final. Ross and Walsh Jennings, the No. 1 seeds, earned their fifth win without a loss in the event with a 21-18, 21-10 verdict in the final.
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By Steve Virgen | September 25, 2013
When April Ross walked onto the runway Sunday night, she showed swagger as she pulled out a camera to take a photo of her friends behind her, that would be Misty May-Treanor and Steve Timmons. May-Treanor followed with a silly bit, too. She danced like Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta did in "Grease," and swirled her make-believe lasso. Timmons had a little breakdance move, it appeared, as he also modeled on the runway. It was all silly and fun, and to raise money for their favorite high school sports program at the OC Mix in Costa Mesa.
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