US Olympic Beach Volleyball 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About Jen Kessy

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US Olympic Beach Volleyball 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About Jen Kessy
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Jen Kessy

When it comes to women's volleyball in the Olympics, you've probably heard of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. You've probably never heard of Jen Kessy and April Ross.

Kessy and Ross are the "other" sand-court pairing vying for gold in London. It's okay, May-Treanor and Walsh are the only duo to win to gold medals in the Games and are going for their third straight. Kessy and Ross are in their first Olympics.

So maybe it's time to freshen up on one half of this underdog pair.

Meet Jen Kessy, the 34-year-old California native who has spent much of her life on the beach with a volleyball in her hands. Here are 10 things you need to know about Kessy.

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