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Jamar Speight, Director of New Earth Sports Network and special guest Haydn Ellis, Founder of ABV and NESN Beach Volleyball Advisor. Haydn currently coaches the #2 ranked beach volleyball team in Australia. Listen in as Haydn discussed the vision of ABV, the change ABV will bring to the beach volleyball community and the New Earth Open event.
She played college volleyball at UCLA, starting for three seasons and serving as captain for two seasons. While at UCLA, she earned All-American honors. In 1996, she started her pro beach volleyball career and competed for two seasons on the four-person circuit. She helped her team to win the title in the 1997 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Los Angeles. In 1999, she won the silver medal at the 1999 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Marseille (Mar-sa). She also partnered with Annett Davis on two-person events and the pair qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and placed fifth at the games. Throughout her athletic career, she has finished first 10 times in the U.S. and 2 times internationally, including 7 times on the AVP tour. In 2002, she was honored with the AVP Special Achievement Award. In 2004, she and Davis became the U.S. team with most career tournaments played together. Together with her husband, they work with Athletes in Action’s pro ministry.
In a testimony for BeyondtheUltimate.org, she said of her faith, "Everyone has something they are passionate about and for me it has always been sports. I can remember even at a very young age loving to compete, and when I was introduced to the game of volleyball in 7th grade I was hooked. Yet as great as this passion was, I became even more passionate about something else during my sophomore year in college."
"During that time I developed a passion for knowing who God really is. I used to think that God was a God of 'do's and don'ts,' but I learned that He is a God of love and that He loves me unconditionally. He loves me so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to this earth so that I could have a relationship with Him...
Her name is Jenny Johnson Jordan.
USA Volleyball will be in Omaha next week to compete for the NORCECA Zone Championship.
On today's show, LIndsey Berg, Foluke Akradewo and Jordan Larson will joining Stephen McCarthy to talk about life, volleyball and elite performance.
For more information, visit The McCarthy Project.
Chris Hillyard of PantherTalk.com catches up with Sand Volleyball head coach Beth Van Fleet about the 9th ranked Panthers, what it was like to start this program from scratch at her alma mater and what she expects to see the rest of the season moving into Nationals.
Last week, Lindsey Berg of USA Volleyball sat down with Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to talk about life and volleyball.
Lindsey talked about her run at Olympic Gold in London, her path to high level competition and a host of other subjects.
For more information, visit The McCarthy Project
Today on the BeachLifestyle Radio Show, Host Neil Haley The Total Tutor will interview Olympic Legend Kerri Walsh Jennings!
Kerri Walsh Jennings
“Six feet of Sunshine”, Kerri Walsh-Jennings is considered one of the best female athletes ever to play beach volleyball. Since she first starting playing beach in 2001, Walsh and partner Misty May-Treanor have set the standard for what it takes to be the best in the sport, winning an unprecedented three-straight Olympic Gold Medals (2004, 2008, 2012). In 2012, competing together for the final time internationally, Walsh and May-Treanor dropped only one set during the London Olympics on their way to defeating fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the gold medal match.
During the course of three Olympic games, that lone set in London is the only one they’ve ever dropped, having previously won 140 straight. Between 2003 and 2004, the duo put together one of the most impressive winning streaks in professional sports history; winning 89 straight matches on the AVP Tour and the international circuit. In 2007, her 20 wins (domestic and international) tied her with May-Treanor for the most wins in a single season. In 2008, the duo broke their own records by winning 112 matches in a row and 19 consecutive tournaments.
Walsh is a two-time AVP MVP (2003, 2004) and part of the Tour’s Team of the Year for five straight seasons (2004-08). She has also been named AVP Best Offensive Player in 2003. For the third straight season in 2007, she was chosen at the FIVB’s best hitter, best blocker and sportsperson in addition to collecting the Best Offensive and Most Outstanding Player awards.
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Coverage of the Conference Championship games today, discussion of Aaron's Volleyball Team's first tournament, a crapload of douche bags, and an epic tale of Hitchhiking woe. We'll finish the show with our lists of the Top 7 Kurt Russell Movies.
Join us today as the GCL Crew talks with the University of Texas' Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach about the upcoming Final Four in Seattle. We'll preview the Final Four & talk about the latest topics around the sports world.
Tune in at 7pm ET for A New View from the Sideline
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