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Southwest Asia

8 November, 2018 – 19 November, 2018

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Pro volleyball athletes Tealle Hunkus, Caitlin Ledoux, Jenn Snyder and Ty Tramblie go head-to-head in exhibition games with base teams, lead clinics and skill competitions, provide beach and sand workout training and tips, and meet fans for autograph signings, photos and Q&A sessions.

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Tealle Hunkus

Originally from Girard, Ohio, Hunkus graduated from Duke University in 2007 after lettering four times under coach Jolene Nagel from the 2003-06 seasons. She was an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection and first team All-East Region selection as a senior and was also named to the All-ACC team twice, finishing her career as the ninth player in Duke history to surpass the 1,000 mark in career kills and digs. Hunkus started on the beach in 2008 earning multiple top 10 domestic finishes including a career best third at AVP Salt Lake City in 2013 and an NVL victory at The Preakness in 2011. She also represented the USA on both the NORCECA and FIVB Beach volleyball tours earning 3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze NORCECA medals and a career best bronze medal at the FIVB Xiamen Open in 2014.

Caitlin Ledoux

A professional beach volleyball player from Phelan, California, Caitlin played college volleyball at Long Beach State. While a 49er, Caitlin was named the Big West Freshman of the Year (2008), was a two-time All-America Honorable Mention. She made her professional debut on the AVP Tour in 2007 at AVP Huntington Beach with Jocelyn Neely, finishing 57th. On the AVP Tour between 2007 and 2012 her top finish was 17th. In 2008, Caitlin finished fifth at the FIVB U19 World Championships in The Hague with Roenicke. She made her international professional debut in 2014, that year finishing fourth on the FIVB World Tour and fourth on the NORCECA Continental Tour. Between 2014-17, her best finishes on the AVP Tour were third (2017) and seven fifth-place finishes. Ledoux won the 2015 NORCECA North Bay tournament with Irene Pollock, her first career international win; duo followed by winning in St. Lucia. She was the AVP’s 2017 Most Improved Player and so far her 2018 AVP season has been her best on tour, finishing in 2nd place in two tournaments and 3rd in another.

Jenn Snyder

Jennifer Snyder is a professional sand volleyball player from Glendale, California and this year will mark her 5th year on the AVP tour. After high school, Jennifer signed with Arizona State to play volleyball, and was awarded with first team All Pac-10 honors her freshman and sophomore years. She then transferred to Long Beach State University and became a two-time All Big West player in 1996 and 1997. She also helped the 49ers to a final four appearance in 1997 as well. She was selected for the Junior National Team in ’93, Olympic Fest in ’95, and also for the Pan American games in ’97. Jennifer graduated with a degree in communication and ventured to Switzerland to play professionally indoor for one season, but decided to take a break from volleyball and moved back to Arizona. In 2005 she took back to the sand, and in 2006 became the only team in beach volleyball history to win a game against Misty May and Kerri Walsh in the first round of an event. Jennifer is currently the 30th ranked player in the AVP, and is only moving up. She has three 3rd place finishes and one 1st place finish coming in El Salvador in March of this year. She was also named the Paul Mitchell Hot Shot of the Year in 2010, awarded to a player that is ranked in the lower half of the draw who catches fans attention, through either relentless play on the beach or by their personalities off the court.

Ty Tramblie

Ty Tramblie began his collegiate volleyball career at Cal State Northridge as their setter. He recorded the fourth-most assists in school history, which earned him all-MPSF honors for 3 seasons and was a second team All American as a senior after guiding the matadors to victories over 13 ranked teams in 2004. In 2003, Tramblie began playing in AVP Qualifiers. It wasn’t until 2006 when Tramblie joined Tyler Hildebrand, which was Tyler’s beach volleyball debut, when the pair advanced to the main draw. In 2008, Ty teamed with Mike Morrison in which the duo had a best of fifth on the AVP circuit, at the time a career best for both. 2011 proved to be a great year for Ty, after playing 8 domestic events on 3 different tours, with a best of second. After the 2014 season and 7 AVP events, he ended the season ranked eighth in kills per set and 10th in digs. In 2016, Tramblie advanced to his first two career AVP semifinals, winning once in Chicago. Entering the 2016 season, 3 of Tramblie’s 4 best AVP career finishes have come in his last 8 events, with those 3 coming with 3 different partners.

Tour Schedule

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8
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2018
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9
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2018
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10
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2018
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11
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14
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2018
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16
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2018
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17
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2018
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18
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19
Nov
2018
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