Name: Summer Ross
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-2
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: Carlsbad Seaside Academy
College: Washington/Pepperdine
Team/Club: Encinitas WAVE/Laguna Beach/Coast VBC
Other Career Highlights
  • Became the first athlete, male or female, to win both the FIVB Youth World Championships (U21) and the FIVB Junior World Championships (U19) in the same year in 2010
  • In 2012, won the gold medal at the World University Championships with Emily Day
  • Named the USA Volleyball Female Beach Volleyball Player of the Year in 2010, the first time the award was ever given to a junior player. Won the award again in 2018
  • ---
  • Played in two 2019 FIVB World Tour events with Sara Hughes. Finished third at four-star in Yangzhou, China
  • Began 2018 FIVB World Tour season with Brooke Sweat and took bronze at four-star in Qinzhou, China and five-star in Fort Lauderdale
  • Switched to Sara Hughes after Fort Lauderdale and took first at Moscow four-star and third at Espinho three-star
  • Played in four 2018 AVP events with Hughes, winning gold at New York and Hermosa Beach and silver at Chicago And Waikiki
  • In 2017, earned a FIVB World Tour silver medal with Brooke Sweat, her first medal since 2013, tying her personal best; on the domestic AVP Tour, duo had three podium finishes with one win
  • Has played AVP Tour events since 2008, winning four times, most recently in 2017 with Brooke Sweat
  • Between 2015-16, played on the World Tour with Jennifer Fopma and Lane Carico reaching a top finish of fifth both years
  • Played 2013-14's FIVB seasons with Day, her most successful partnership on the Tour
  • Has played on the FIVB World Tour since 2011, her best finish was with Emily Day in 2013 where they won silver in Phuket
  • Made her professional international debut in 2010 at a NORCECA event. Since then, has won two tournaments and hit the podium six times
  • Partnered with Tara Roenicke and qualified for the main draw of two AVP Tour pro beach events in 2010, becoming the youngest duo ever to make the main draw
  • Left Pepperdine and chose to pursue professional beach volleyball exclusively in 2012
  • Transferred to Pepperdine for the 2012 sand season, winning the first ever AVCA Collegiate Sand Pairs Championship with partner Caitlin Rachich (prior to NCAA sponsoring the sport)
  • Played collegiate indoor at Washington in 2011, team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Graduated from Carlsbad Seaside Academy a semester early and was the 2011 valedictorian
  • In 2010 when she was 17, Ross partnered with Jane Croson to win the FIVB U19 World Championship and partnered with Tara Roenicke to win the FIVB U21 World Championship. It was the first time the U.S. had won gold in either tournament.
  • Featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” after her Junior World Championships victory
  • Placed ninth with partner Jane Croson at the 2008 FIVB World Junior Championships in England, the youngest pair to ever compete
  • Listed among Volleyball Magazine’s “Fab 50” high school players
  • Played club for Encinitas WAVE from 2005-07, then played for Laguna Beach in 2008, followed by two years playing for Coast VBC in 2009-10
Personal: Father is Tony Ross... Her brother, Chase, played volleyball at Pepperdine
View Summer Ross' full career results at