Jennifer Fopma

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Jennifer Fopma

Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.
Birth Year: 1981
Height: 6-3
Resides: Costa Mesa, Calif.
Birth Place: Leiden, Holland (NED)
College: Pepperdine and Cal State Northridge

View Jennifer’s complete match results at BVBInfo.com

MOST NOTABLE

  • Fopma and then-partner Brooke Sweat had their best FIVB finish ever when they placed third at the 2013 Berlin Grand Slam. They also finished fifth at the 2013 Gstaad Grand Slam
  • Fopma and Sweat won the 2013 NORCECA Beach Circuit event in Dominican Republic
  • Fopma and Sweat won the 2013 AVP event in Huntington Beach, Calif., and finished second in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Santa Barbara

DID YOU KNOW?

  • After two seasons playing with Brooke Sweat (2012-13), Fopma will play the 2014 season with Whitney Pavlik. Pavlik and Fopma previously played together briefly in 2009 and 2010
  • Named AVP Best Blocker for 2013
  • Fopma began her college career at Pepperdine (1999-2000) before transferring to Cal State Northridge in 2001
  • Was a first-team all-Big West selection and a third-team All-American, becoming the first Division I All-American in CSUN's history. Helped both Pepperdine and CSUN to the NCAA Tournament and was named All-Region with both teams
  • Graduated from CSUN in 2005 with a degree in sociology
  • Began her pro beach career in 2005
  • Played high school volleyball for Valley Christian in Cerritos, Calif. (1995-99)
  • Started playing indoor volleyball in 1995 with Ichiban Long Beach
  • Married to Jeff Conover, who coached Jennifer Kessy and April Ross to a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Father Everett Fopma played pro basketball in Europe. Mother is Anita Fopma. Jennifer has two brothers, Brandon and Garret and a sister, Katy

THE QUOTE

“Perseverance and confidence are important in sports and in life. You need to have the desire to achieve and believe in yourself to be successful.” – Jennifer Fopma on volleyball.com

RELATED LINKS

Video: Fopma and Sweat Win Bronze at Berlin Grand Slam – UniversalSports.com
Video: Interview with Fopma and Sweat at Huntington Beach – sportstalk4kids
Questions with Jen Fopma – Volleyball.com


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