Alix Klineman is a former indoor and now beach volleyball player from the United States. Moreover, Alix Klineman is a 2020 Summer Olympics gold medalist and was a four-time All-American in volleyball at Stanford University.
Table of Biography
Alexandra Rose Klineman best known as Alix Klineman was born on 30th December 1989, in Manhattan Beach, California, the United States of America. As of now, Alix is 32 years old and holds an American nationality. Moreover, she has a zodiac sign of Capricorn and is a Judaism by the religion. In addition, she is the daughter of Mike Klineman (father) and Kathie Klineman (mother). She has a brother Max, and a sister Maddy.
Talking about her academic career, she completed her graduation from Mira Costa High School in 2007. She was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Volleyball in 2005 and 2006, as well as the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2006. PrepVolleyball.com named her the most valuable player in the California State Championships in 2004 and 2006. A three-time PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American, she was named Sophomore Player of the Year in 2004 and Senior Player of the Year in 2006.
Alix played indoor college women’s volleyball at Stanford University for the Stanford Cardinal women’s volleyball team from 2007 to 2010. She was the 2010 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year, a multiple AVCA All-American, the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year, and an All-Conference selection all four years as a college senior. Alix was also named the AVCA National Freshman of the Year after leading Stanford to the NCAA Finals and being named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. With 2,008 kills, she ended her college career second at Stanford and fifth all-time in Pac-10 history. She finished second in the United States in 2010 with 5.55 kills per set and 6.25 points per set.
Representing the National team
Alix was a member of the USA Junior National Women’s Volleyball Team and the USA women’s national volleyball team. She was a member of the United States Girls’ Youth National Team that won gold at the 2004 North, Central America, and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Girls’ Youth Continental Championship. Moreover, she also earned the 2006 NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. She was a member of the training squad for the US women’s national volleyball team. At the 2011 Pan American Games, she won a bronze medal in volleyball for the United States.
Indoor volleyball career
She also played volleyball for Volley Pesaro, Gruppo Sportivo Oratorio Villa Cortese, and AGIL Volley Novara in Italy from 2011 to 2015, as well as for two years with Praia Clube in Brazil. Alix was suspended for 13 months after testing positive for anabolic androgenic steroids in 2013. The positive results, according to Alix, were due to unintended consumption of her mother’s DHEA pill.
Beach volleyball career
Alix and April Ross began to play beach volleyball together at the end of 2017. In January 2018, Alix and Ross won the FIVB Dela Beach Open, which was their first competition together. The duo won four tournaments on the 2018 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour: the Austin Open, the Manhattan Beach Open, the Championships (in Chicago), and the Hawaii Invitational. They won their second FIVB tournament event, the Yangzhou Open, in mid-October 2018, defeating Brazil to win gold.
Alix was named to the AVP Team of the Year, with April Ross and received the AVP Award Banquet’s Best Blocker and Most Improved Player trophies that November. In 2019, her success with Ross continued as they won the Huntington Beach and New York City Open AVP tour events, then won the FIVB Itapema Open in mid-May. In addition, they took silver at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Alix was named Best Blocker for the second time.
The two won the AVP Monster Hydro Cup and Wilson Cup in July 2020, and the AVP Champions Cup in August. The duo won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics on August 6, 2021, after defeating Australia in straight sets. Moreover, they went undefeated in match play throughout the event, losing only one set in seven matches. The duo won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open two weeks later, their second success in this tournament.
Awards and Net Worth
In 2015, Alix inducts into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2017 South American Club Championship “Best Outside Hitter”. Moreover, she won the AVP Team of the Year (with April Ross) in 2018 and 2018, and she won the AVP Most Improved Player. In 2018, she names AVP Best Blocker and in 2019, she names AVP Best Blocker.
As of now, this Beach volleyball player has not disclosed her net worth, income, and salary in public yet. But according to some online sources, her net worth estimates at around $1 million.
Alix is not married yet. But her Instagram photos in June 2021 confirm that she engageds with Teddy Purcell. Other than the there is no other information.
As of now, Alix is not a part of controversy or rumors and focuses on her personal and professional life.
Body measurements and Social media
This athlete stands 6 feet 4 inches tall with weighs around 77 kg. Moreover, she has a slim body built with blue eyes and blonde hair color. Moreover, Alix has a shoe size of 8 US.
On her Instagram page, there are more than 97.2k followers. Likewise, there are more than 7.3k followers on Twitter and more than 9.3k followers on Facebook.