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///WELCOME///

Welcome to the official site of professional
Beach Volleyball player and U.S. Olympic 
Silver Medalist, Jennifer Kessy. 

Eager to return to Olympic glory, Jennifer is
focused on a new training regimen that 
she'll balance with the best job in the world,
"mom."  Follow Jennifer's return to the sand,
with new partner and rising star - Emily Day.

With Rio quickly approaching Jennifer is in
the hunt and ready to leave her mark once
and for all on the sport of Beach Volleyball.

 

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ABOUT

In 2012, Jennifer Kessy captured the silver medal in Beach Volleyball at the London Olympic Games.  One of the most accomplished Beach players of all time, the former USC All-American and San Juan Capistrano native won gold at the 2009 FIVB World Championships, and has won 32 total FIVB medals – 10 of them gold. She was the 2012 USA Volleyball Athlete of the Year, and with then partner April Ross, was named the 2013 AVP Women's Team of the Year.  Terrific in front of a camera, Kessy has done Beach Volleyball broadcast work and was the face of CoverGirl during the 2012 Olympic Games. In August of 2014, Kessy and her husband, French professional volleyball player Andy Cés, welcomed their first child, daughter Aïla Anne into the world.

Known for her competitive fire and unsatisfied with Olympic silver, Kessy is focused on training with new partner, Emily Day, while balancing the joy and demands of motherhood.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014 Announced new partnership with Emily Day

2013 Partnered with Whitney Pavlik at the FIVB Durban Open
          
Partnered with Brooke Sweat at the FIVB Phuket Open
          
Announced split from partner April Ross, effective October

2013 Named AVP Team of the Year with April Ross

2013 Silver medal at the FIVB World Cup Final in Brazil

2013 Recorded back-to-back AVP Tour wins in Salt Lake City and Atlantic City

2012 London Olympic Games Silver medalist

2011 Swatch FIVB World Tour (1 Gold ∙ 3 Silver ∙ 3 Bronze)

2010 Swatch FIVB World Tour (2 Gold ∙ 1 Silver ∙ 2 Bronze)

2009 USA Volleyball Beach Team of the Year

2009 World Champion

2009 Swatch FIVB World Tour (3 Gold ∙ 3 Silver ∙ 1 Bronze)

2009 AVP Best of the Beach (only player to win twice consecutively)

2008 AVP Best of the Beach

2004 AVP Most Improved Player

1998 NCAA All-American at USC 

I’ve always admired my mom for being such a selfless person and always being there for us. She never looked at being a mom as a chore, she loved having us around. I hope I can be half the mother she was and still is.
— Jennifer Kessy
Jennifer Kessy with then partner, April Ross, at the London Olympic Games. 

Jennifer Kessy with then partner, April Ross, at the London Olympic Games. 

ADVOCACY

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. I personally have seen 2 of my grandmothers endure the disease. I support the mission to provide help and bring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  


BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. I personally have seen 2 of my grandmothers endure the disease. I support the mission to provide help and bring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  

ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION The goal of the Alliance For A Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. This has always been an important mission to me and I look forward to growing my involvement on this issue as my own child grows. 


ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

The goal of the Alliance For A Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. This has always been an important mission to me and I look forward to growing my involvement on this issue as my own child grows. 

ATHLETE ALLY: PRINCIPLE 6 FOR ADVOCACY Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization that provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and resources to foster inclusive sports communities. Athlete Ally ambassadors work to foster "allyship" in our own athletic environments in effort to end homophobia and transphobia in sports. Victory through Unity!


ATHLETE ALLY: PRINCIPLE 6 FOR ADVOCACY

Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization that provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and resources to foster inclusive sports communities. Athlete Ally ambassadors work to foster "allyship" in our own athletic environments in effort to end homophobia and transphobia in sports. Victory through Unity!

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I feel very fortunate to play the sport I love for a living! But even more important than the medals or the fame, I have been given a platform to speak to people around the world. So here are my missions beyond the court. Please check out their websites, follow & learn, contribute & share your passions with the world! 
With love,
Jennifer

CONTACT

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