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U.S. Beach Volleyball Team

MEN: Dain Blanton | Eric Fonoimoana | Rob Heidger | Kevin Wong
WOMEN: Annett Buckner Davis | Jenny Johnson Jordan | Misty May | Holly McPeak

MEN

 Dain Blanton
Age: 29 Height: 6'2
Birthdate: Nov. 28, 1971
Hometown: Laguna Beach, Calif.

Olympic History:
Competing in his first Olympics

Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Kent Steffes to finish third at 1997 World Championships
  • Teamed with Eric Fonoimoana to win ninth at the 1999 World Championships
  • Earned a spot in the 2000 Games with a third-place finish in the Ostende, Belgium tournament
  • An All-American at Pepperdine in 1994, helped the Waves win the 1992 NCAA Championship
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     Eric Fonoimoana
    Age: 31 Height: 6'3"
    Birthdate: June 7, 1969
    Hometown: Hermosa Beach, Calif.

    Olympic History:
    Competing in his first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Dain Blanton to win ninth at the 1999 World Championships
  • Earned a spot in the 2000 Games with a third-place finish in the Ostende, Belgium tournament
  • Fonoimoana and Blanton finished second in Austria and had five top-10 finishes
  • Finished second in his first international event in 1995, teamed with Mike Whitmarsh
  • Earned All-America honors as outside hitter for UC Santa Barbara
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     Rob Heidger
    Age: 31 Height: 6'7"
    Birthdate: June 3, 1969
    Hometown: Danville, Calif.

    Olympic History:
    Competing in his first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Kevin Wong to form the top-ranked U.S. team in the Olympics
  • They claimed second place at the 2000 FIVB Mexico Open
  • Have five top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments entered in 2000
  • Was voted the 1994 Association of Volleyball Professionals Rookie of the Year in 1994 and Most Improved Player in 1995
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     Kevin Wong
    Age: 28 Height: 6'7"
    Birthdate: Sept. 12, 1972
    Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

    Olympic History:
    Competing in his first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Robert Heidger to form the top-ranked U.S. team in the Olympics
  • They claimed second place at the 2000 FIVB Mexico Open
  • Have five top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments entered in 2000
  • Had six top-10 finishes in 1998 while teamed with Carl Henkel
  • Was a two-time All-American and a member of two National Championship teams at UCLA
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    WOMEN

     Annett Buckner Davis
    Age: 27 Height: 5'11"
    Birthdate: Sept. 22, 1973
    Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Jenny Johnson Jordan, are the USA's top-ranked Olympic team
  • They claimed their first tournament title, winning the 1999 FIVB Portugal Open
  • Have nine top-10 and six top-five finishes in 10 tournaments entered in 2000
  • Finished ranked as the FIVB's No. 3 ranked player in the world
  • A two-time All-American, she helped lead UCLA to three NCAA Championship appearances and one title (1991)
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     Jenny Johnson Jordan
    Age: 27 Height: 5'9"
    Birthdate: June 8, 1978
    Hometown: Tarzana, Calif.

    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Annett Buckner Davis, are the USA's top-ranked Olympic team
  • They claimed their first tournament title, winning the 1999 FIVB Portugal Open
  • Have nine top-10 and six top-five finishes in 10 tournaments entered in 2000
  • Helped lead UCLA to two NCAA Championship matches
  • Finished her college career second in digs (1,214)
  • Daughter of 1960 Rome Olympics Decathlon champion Rafer Johnson
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     Misty May
    Age: 23 Height: 5'9"
    Birthdate: July 30, 1997
    Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.

    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Holly McPeak, they upset the top-ranked Brazilian team of Shelda/Behar en route to a fifth-place finish at the 2000 Brazil Open
  • They finished second to Shelda/Behar at 2000 FIVB Mexico Open
  • The duo earned a trip to Sydney with a second-place finish in the FIVB China Open
  • May and McPeak have finished in the top five in all nine tournaments they've entered in 2000 (two firsts, four seconds, one fourth, two fifths)
  • One of only three players to twice be named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player of the Year
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     Holly McPeak
    Age: 31 Height: 5'7"
    Birthdate: May 15, 1969
    Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after teaming with Nancy Reno and finishing fifth at the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Teamed with Misty May, they upset the top-ranked Brazilian team of Shelda/Behar en route to a fifth-place finish at the 2000 Brazil Open
  • They finished second to Shelda/Behar at 2000 FIVB Mexico Open
  • The duo earned a trip to Sydney with a second-place finish in the FIVB China Open
  • May and McPeak have finished in the top five in all nine tournaments they've entered in 2000 (two firsts, four seconds, one fourth, two fifths)
  • While teamed with Nancy Reno, they won six titles and had nine top-four finishes in 10 events played during the 1995-96 season
  • Won a seventh international title with Reno after reteaming in 1999, upsetting Shelda and Behar of Brazil and ending their 39-match win streak
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