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Alix Klineman      

Olympic Gold Medal Beach Volleyball Player

Sharp, witty, stylish, passionate, and hungry, Alix Klineman is the next big thing in Beach Volleyball. After being a four-time All-American at Stanford, competing with the USA Women’s National Team and dominating on the pro indoor circuit, Klineman burst onto the Pro Beach Volleyball scene in 2018 winning her first global event, January, in The Hague, Netherlands.

In 2017, Klineman left indoor volleyball to focus on beach volleyball full-time, and was named the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Rookie of the Year. At the end of 2017, Klineman and April Ross became beach volleyball partners.

Klineman and Ross won the FIVB Dela Beach Open in January 2018, which was the first tournament they played together. During the 2018 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Klineman and Ross won four tournament events: the Austin Open, the Manhattan Beach Open, the Championships (in Chicago), and the Hawaii Invitational. In mid-October 2018, Klineman and Ross won their second FIVB tournament event, earning the gold medal over Brazil at the Yangzhou Open. Klineman was named part of the AVP Team of the Year (along with April Ross), and individually honored with the Best Blocker and Most Improved Player awards at the AVP Award Banquet that November.

In 2019, Klineman's success with Ross continued as they won the Huntington Beach and New York City Open AVP tour events, and won the FIVB Itapema Open mid-May. They also won the silver medal at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Klineman was again named Best Blocker.

In July 2020 the two won the AVP Monster Hydro Cup and the Wilson Cup, and in August they won the AVP Champions Cup.

On August 6, 2021, Klineman and Ross captured the gold medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics, after winning in straight sets versus Australia. In the entire tournament, they went undefeated in match play, and only losing one set throughout 6 matches.

Klineman is laying the foundation for a modern, accessible lifestyle brand built around her authentic experiences as a professional athlete which includes preserving the beautiful beaches she trains at, because to her the beach isn’t her office or a place she hangs on the weekend, it’s more of a second home.

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