COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 7, 2013) – The U.S. beach volleyball team of April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings have been named the Team of the Month for October by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) and Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.), who started playing together full time in September, won two consecutive FIVB Grand Slam events in October in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Xiamen, China.
In Xiamen, Walsh Jennings and Ross defeated world No. 1 Taiana Lima and Talita Rocha of Brazil in the final. With the win, Walsh Jennings set the all-time record for tournament victories by a women’s beach volleyball player with 113.
Paralympic track & field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and alpine skier Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) also earned USOC Athlete of the Month recognition for October.