Sara Hughes playing volleyball
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Sara Hughes

Sara is considered by many to be the future of beach volleyball in the United States. The 25-year old has already earned three domestic wins on the AVP tour and has won two FIVB tournaments. After winning 3-consecutive NCAA beach volleyball titles at USC, Hughes turned pro and was named the 2017 FIVB Top Rookie. Sara and her collegiate partner, Kelly Claes, won bronze medals at the 2013 U19 FIVB World Championships and the 2014 U21 FIVB World Championships. With partner Summer Ross, they would end the 2018 season as the ninth-ranked team in the world.

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SPORT: BEACH VOLLEYBALL

BORN: FEBRUARY 14, 1995

HOMETOWN: COSTA MESA, CA

HEIGHT: 5’10”

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM: HOPEFUL

If you want to be the best, you have to train the hardest.