Summer Olympics 2012: Jennifer Kessey

The Olympic hopefuls setting the bar for the London games.

Surf and Sports // Kara Lang // 06/15/12
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Jennifer Kessey (Courtesy of FIVB).
Jennifer Kessey (Courtesy of FIVB).

If you're having that twice-in-a-decade feeling, it's probably because the summer Olympics are once again upon us. Here, the rising stars—and downright one-woman constellations—of Team USA.

Name: Jennifer Kessey
Sport: Beach Volleyball
Age: 35
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA

People are talking:
After joining forces with fellow USC alum April Ross in 2007, she won nine career tournaments on the TIVB World Tour and 11 in the U.S. Plus, she's the only player to have ever been named the AVP "best of the beach" two years in a row.

In-flight advice:
"Use earplugs and an eye mask! Most people watch too many movies in the air. I watch one and then off to mediocre sleep I go!"

Keep an eye out for more of our favorite Olympic hopefuls all month, plus London-inspired DIYs, makeup tips and fashion editorials!



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