Jessica Stubinski: Beach volleyball’s newest hottie is a Rice University grad: The beach, bikini and sand pro sports life
Stubinski’s fellow NVL pros voted her 2014 Breakthrough Athlete, and she also won Women’s “Best Upset” for her win with Niles over reigning champs Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima and Karolina Sowala at the Midwest Championships in Ohio. Although as revenge would have it, Lima and Sowala came back as the grand winners in Port St. Lucie — over Stubinski and Niles.
Stubinski turned 28 the Monday following her second-place finish in Port St. Lucie. The championship would have been a nice birthday present indeed, but she’s determined to work harder this offseason, perhaps in California to train in the deeper sands, and come back even stronger.
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Officially determined by the season’s final event, Latvia and Brazil ended the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Season Rankings as number one in men’s and women’s competition respectively. The FIVB season of play ended this past week with a double-gender FIVB Mangaung Open in South Africa.
Finishing No. 1 in the 2014 FIVB Season World Rankings and the 2014 FIVB World Tour point standings are Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins for the men and Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta/Maria Antonelli for the women.