Do you know that volleyball was invented in 1985 and was included in the list of games at the Olympics in 1996?
You might have known because of the many great players that have left their mark on the court in the years it has been played. And one such player is the former indoor volleyball and current beach volleyball player Alix Klineman.
You might have also heard about her name somewhere because she recently won the gold medal on 6th August 2021 at the 2020 Summer Olympics. And if you haven’t heard her name before or want to know about her then you are in the right place as we will tell you everything that we know about Alix Klineman.
Who is Alix Klineman?
Alix Klineman whose real name is Alexandra Rose Klineman was born on 30th December 1989. She is a former American indoor volleyball player and current beach volleyball player who won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics on 6th August 2021.
Her birthplace is Torrance, California, United States. She was born to Mike and Kathie Klineman who raised her in Manhatten Beach, California. She is a believer in Jewish. Her nationality is American. According to her birthdate, she is 31 years old and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Her family spent a comfortable life at the beach. She has an older brother named Max and a younger sister named Maddy. She used to play in the sea with her siblings and her life near the sea might have encouraged her to develop a deep affinity for beach volleyball as it is played by many people at the beach.
In 2007, she graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. She achieved many titles and accomplishments in high school. She led her tea to victory in three consecutive California State Championships and three consecutive Southern Section CIF Championships. She played as an outside hitter in indoor volleyball.
After high school, she got enrolled at Stanford University. And she played indoor college women’s volleyball for the Stanford Cardinal women’s volleyball team in 2007-2010 at Stanford Univesity. Like in high school she continued to excel in university as well. She received many titles like the 2010 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year as a college senior, a multi-American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American, the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year, and many more.
She ended her college career fifth all-time in Pac-10 history and second at Stanford with 2,008 kills. She was also ranked second in the United States with 5.55 kills per set and 6.25 points per set in 2010.
She was scouted for the USA’s national team while she was still in high school. She became one of the United States women’s national volleyball team. She had a successful career in the indoor volley boll as she helped the U.S Girl’s Youth National Team win a gold medal in multiple championships.
Even though she was just a training player on the national volleyball team, in the beginning, she was able to win a bronze medal in the 2011 Pa American Games. She also played volleyball for Volley Pesaro, Gruppo Sportivo Oratorio Villa Cortese, and AGIL Volley Novara, and with Praia Clube in Brazil for two years in Italy from 2011 to 2015.
She was suspended for 13 months because she was tested positive for anabolic-androgenic steroids in 2013. But later Klineman explained that her mother’s DHEA supplement was the cause for positive results as she unintentionally ingested it.
To focus more on her beach volleyball career she retired from indoor volleyball in 2017. She probably made the best choice of her life as she went on to win many championships with her partner April Ross including the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics on 6th August 2021.
Current relationship status
Klineman is currently engaged to her longtime boyfriend Teddy Purcell. He is a former professional hockey player from Newfoundland, who played for Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, and Florida Panthers.
The pair decided to get engaged in June 2021. The couple hasn’t announced the news about their wedding but they are certain to have a happy life as they are very much in love with each other.
Like Klineman her future husband is also an athlete. He was a great ice-hockey player in Canada. He did not make it to the National Hockey League(NHL) in his first year of eligibility. But after spending time in the American Hockey League(AHL), he was able to play 10 games with Los Angeles Kings in the NHL.
The couple currently lives together in Klineman’s hometown of Manhattan Beach, California. They also have an adorable pet Labradoodle named Vedder. The couple often shares their picture on Instagram.
Her height is 6 feet and 5 inches (195.58 cm) and she weighs about 79 kgs (174.165 lbs). She is a fitness freak and has an athletic body type. She has a pair of hazel eyes and blonde hair. The rest of her body measurements are not available so stay tuned as we will try our best to update this section as soon as we get the information.
Her presence on social media
She is available on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. She is quite popular on Instagram as she has 99.3 K followers currently. And she has 7216 followers on Twitter. You can check out her social media handles by clicking the link below.
It is estimated that her net worth is between USD 1.5 million. She is also known as one of the richest volleyball players because of her hard work and success in volleyball.
Her fiance earned about USD 4.5 million while playing ice hockey professionally. The couple is very rich and they live a comfortable and lavish life. Their house was also featured in the coveted Architectural Digest magazine. The house belongs to her fiance Purcell and in 2020 she moved into the house while helping her fiance to renovate it. Lori Teacher and Monique Blum, famed interior designers helped them to redecorate the house.