Jenny Kropp Bio [Beach Volleyball Professional]

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Jenny Kropp is a professional beach volleyball player from Grand Island, Nebraska. She currently resides and trains in Manhattan Beach, California, the mecca of beach volleyball. Alongside partner Whitney Pavlik, Jenny finished the 2011 & 2012 seasons as the #1 seeded team on the domestic professional beach volleyball tours. Making history in 2012 with their series sweep of the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series, Jenny and Whitney solidified their rank as the #1 team on tour. Jenny appeared in each of the six finals that were broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network. Follow Jenny in 2013 as she travels internationally on the FIVB World Tour!

Jenny’s Profile

Jenny Ann Kropp played volleyball at the University of Nebraska from 1998-2001. She was a member of the National Championship team at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as an All-American athlete and team captain. As a professional volleyball player, Jenny played indoor volleyball in Puerto Rico in 2002 and 2003. She has played professional beach volleyball since 2007. Jenny coached for six summers at The University of Nebraska summer camps, was an assistant coach for the Nebraska Juniors 18′s, and coached for Sports Shack 12′s in 2011. Contact Jenny for private or group beach volleyball lessons.

Height: 6’2”

Birthday: June 17, 1979

Hometown: Grand Island, Nebraska

Profession: Professional Beach Volleyball Player

Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Spouse:  Adam Scott Goess

Food: Crab, Lobster, Sushi, Chilaquiles and Chocolate

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Quotes:

“Never try to be better than someone else-always learn from others, and never cease to be the best you can be. That’s what you can control.”
Joshua Wooden-John Wooden’s father

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
John Wooden
Beach Bits:
  1. ALWAYS use sunscreen and don’t forget about your lips
  2. Wear high quality sunglasses preferably polarized
  3. Aqua HYDRATE- drink more than enough water
  4. Have Sand Socks on hand in case the sand gets toasty
  5. Wear a visor or hat to protect your skin and eyes

Question and Answer with Jenny

  • Gold or Silver ~ GOLD.
  • Nails painted or natural ~ painted, my all-time favorite is Big Apple Red by OPI
  • What’s in your beach bag ~ Badger sport sunscreen SPF 35, Lavanila face sunscreen SPF 40, Lizard Lips lip balm SPF 22, hair ties, Oakley sunglasses, a hand mirror from Sephora, Gatorade GU, and an elastic resistance band.
  • Can’t live without ~ Lipgloss, my favorite is Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake and my dogs Cooper and Louis.
  • What book are you reading right now ~ “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson
  • Favorite author ~ Maya Angelou

My name is Jenny crop and this is my story, I grew up in Grand Island Nebraska it's not an island pretty much the way unlocked by corn growing upI wanted to be an artist cuz I like to figure Pete I started playing volleyball in my backyard in the grass and I was in seventh grade how was the middle blocker on Nebraska's undefeated team in 2000




2007 was my first year on the AVP tour I was voted rookie of the year me and Jen plays third when we were in Chicago it was by far the best one that I've ever had better than a national championship
better than anything this is the AVP

Athletic Achievements

2012

  • Top Ranked Team in the United States (2nd Consecutive Year)
  • Runner-up – Queen of the Beach
  • Repeat Manhattan Beach Open Champion – “Volleyball Walk of Fame”
  • Series Sweep – Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series
  • Women’s Kill Leader
  • Women’s Block Leader

2011

  • Top Ranked Team in the United States
  • 9 of 11 Tour Finals
  • 6 Championship Wins
  • Manhattan Beach Open Champion – “Volleyball Walk of Fame”

PREVIOUS

  • AVP Rookie of the Year 2007
  • Professional Indoor Volleyball Player – Puerto Rico 2002-2003
  • All-American & Team Captain University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2001
  • NCAA Undefeated National Champion (34-0) 2000

2012 RESULTS


JOSE CUERVO PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL SERIES

  • 1st Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1st Belmar, New Jersey
  • 1st Chicago, Illinois
  • 1st Hermosa Beach, California
  • 1st Manhattan Beach, California
  • 1st Huntington Beach, California

AVP

  • 3rd Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 3rd Santa Barbara, California

NATIONAL VOLLYBALL LEAGUE

  • 2ND Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2nd Las Vegas, Nevada (Queen of the Beach)

FIVB

  • 17th Switzerland
  • CQ Thailand

NORCECA

  • 1ST Guatemala

2011 RESULTS


CORONA LIGHT WIDE OPEN TOUR

  • 1st Seaside Heights, New Jersey
  • 1st Chicago, Illinois
  • 2nd Siesta Key, Florida
  • 2nd Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 3rd Hermosa Beach, California

JOSE CUERVO PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL SERIES

  • 1st Manhattan Beach, California
  • 2nd Miami, Florida
  • 2nd Hermosa Beach, California

NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

  • 1st Malibu, California
  • 3rd Baltimore, Maryland

NORCECA

  • 1ST Dominican Republic
  • 5TH Dominican Republic
  • 1ST Guatemala

News


Hermosa Beach Open Champions 2012
Hermosa Beach

PAVLIK AND KROPP CONTINUE WINNING STREAK WITH FOUR-­‐PEAT AT THE HERMOSA BEACH OPEN; HYDEN AND SCOTT BACK ON TOP Sensational, Heart-­‐Thumping Final Competitions Stir Emotional Final Day at Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series. 

Manhattan Beach Open Champions-Los Angeles Times 2012
Manhattan Beach

Champions repeat beach volleyball titles at Manhattan Beach Open.
Sean Scott and John Hyden, and Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik win the men’s and women’s events, respectively.
At the Manhattan Beach Open this year, an adage proved true: different year, same result. 

Huntington Beach Final-Los Angeles Times 2012
In short, one team finished the domestic beach volleyball season with another victory, capping off a nearly flawless run on the Jose Cuervo tour. Two men put an indelible stamp of ownership on Southern California beachfront, a hat trick of wins this summer: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and now Huntington Beach.

And, lastly, another duo crafted the closing chapter of a long and successful partnership.

The Huntington Beach final was it for Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal, who were together for seven years, including two Olympic appearances. Sean Scott and John Hyden beat Gibb and Rosenthal, 21-15, 21-12, in the Jose Cuervo National Championships.

Earlier, Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik defeated Rachel Scott and Lauren Fendrick, 21-14, 21-18, in the women’s final. This was their sixth title on the tour this season; their only loss was at the Milwaukee Shootout in early August, but that does not factor in the series standings.

Chicago Open Champions-2012
THE CHICAGO OPEN FINAL DAY CONCLUDES WITH SERIES SWEEP BY KROPP/PAVLIK AND TWO-­‐PEAT BY DOHERTY/PATTERSON

Stands Overflow with Fans Cheering on Neck-­‐to-­‐Neck Battles

Chicago, Ill. (July 14, 2012) – There wasn’t a dull moment in the final day of the Chicago Open as the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series wrapped its third tour stop today. Decked out with brightly colored thunder sticks, t-­‐shirts and sunglasses, fans filled the stands early this morning to reserve their seats for prime viewing of Stadium Court. Although new competitors went up against both Casey Patterson/Ryan Doherty, and Whitney Pavlik/Jenny Kropp throughout the day, the reigning champs proved again why they belong on top. Pavlik and Kropp made history with their third consecutive win that resulted in a series sweep for 2012, as they added their Chicago Open victory to their Florida Open and Belmar Open victories, while Patterson and Doherty earned their second consecutive win.

Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Series Belmar Open-2012
Jose Cuervo


Belmar, N.J. (Saturday, June 23, 2012) – Day Two of the Belmar Open drew huge crowds on a picture perfect day filled with beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Among high emotions, huge blocks and kills, Florida Open champs and top seeded women’s duo Jenny Kropp (Holly Glen, Calif.) and Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach, Calif.) easily defeated their opponents Sarah Day (Corona del Mar, Calif.) and Morgan Beck (Chula Vista, Calif.) in Round Two and Priscilla Lima (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Jennifer Snyder (Glendale, Ariz.) in Round Three.

Jose Cuervo Florida Open 2012
HYDEN AND SCOTT, AND KROPP AND PAVLIK WIN THE FLORIDA OPEN, THE FIRST STOP OF THE JOSE CUERVO PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL SERIES
Both Men’s and Women’s Finals showcased battles between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeded teams.
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