April Ross, also known as “The Boss,” is arguably the most popular female pro-volleyball player in the world. She’s an Olympic medalist, loves reading books, and is a successful blogger and speaker. She won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games and a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ross has been married to Brad Keenan, a fellow beach volleyball player, since 2010. She has received various awards over the years, including the AVP Best Offensive Play and Most Valuable Player from 2013 to 2017 consecutively.
She can be seen here at the premiere of the Adam Sandler film “Uncut Gems,” sporting a comfortable ensemble. She’s an avid supporter of Women’s rights and hopes to inspire many more women in various fields to pursue their dreams. She believes parents should refrain from pushing their children into their own sports and instead let them find their own journey.
As one of the world’s most successful soccer players, Hope Solo has both the passion and the responsibility of inspiring millions of young girls all across the world. She has been a talented forward player since high school and has built her career as the US women’s soccer team’s goalkeeper. Many consider Solo to be one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and her stats definitely back up that claim.
Hope is almost always seen smiling and positive on the field. She's been featured in the popular reality show "Dancing with the Stars" and modeled for many magazines, including ESPN. Solo has received two Olympic gold medals and recently published a bestselling autobiography aptly titled "Solo: A Memoir of Hope." The talented goalkeeper doesn’t just catch all incoming soccer balls, as she also manages to catch everyone’s attention on the red carpet.
Allyson Felix is one of the world's most decorated American track and field sprinters. She's a three-time World champion and has won several Olympic medals. Felix is the only female to win six Olympic gold medals. Her career is full of record-breaking runs, as she could outpace just about anyone in the world at 100, 200, and 400 meter runs. Felix uses her fame to help promote various humanitarian causes. She's highly celebrated in the media and is a five-time recipient of the Jesse Owens Award.
Allyson Felix can be seen above in a yellow, to-piece suit and a beautiful smile as she attends the 2019 ESPY Awards. She became a mother in recent years but doesn't let her motherhood stop her from continuing to break records. The athlete dropped her Nike deal after contending their pregnancy leave policies and signed instead with Athleta.
Kelly Clark is one of America's most popular snowboarders. She won a gold medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics for Halfpipe and proceeded to win Bronze in 2010 and 2014. She's a devoted Christian, often riding a snowboard with a sticker that says, "Jesus, I cannot hide my love." In 2015, Clark was awarded the Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award after winning Gold in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Winter X Games Superpipe competitions.
Kelly Clark announced her retirement from snowboarding in early 2019 but continues to be widely known for her legendary status in videos and articles, such as Burton's fantastic "Rise: 20 Years of Kelly Clark". She is very happy with her career choice and looks back at it fondly: “After 20 years, nearly 200 events, 137 podiums, 78 wins, and more pipe laps than I can count, I feel that at last, I’ve found my own personal ceiling, and it’s time to let others stand on it.”
At six foot three inches tall, Candace Parker might have a tough time picking her romantic partner outside of professional basketball stars. Luckily for her, she happens to be one as well and competes in the WNBA for the successful Los Angeles Sparks. She’s an extremely dominant player and is widely considered as one of the United States’ best female ballplayers of all time. Her list of accomplishments is very long, and so is her figure.
Candace Parker is best known for being the first woman to dunk in a tournament game for the NCAA. After a successful period playing at the University of Tennessee, she went on to win two Olympic gold medals and two MVP awards in the WNBA. You might recall her brother, Anthony Parker, who’s also a successful basketball player in his own right.