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Summer Ross goes pro full time

Updated: January 29, 2013, 9:33 PM ET
By Jon Ackerman | ESPN The Magazine

Summer Ross first stepped into the world of professional beach volleyball at the age of 15, and began to turn some heads the next summer, in 2009, when she was part of the youngest team to ever qualify for an AVP Tour main draw.

Though her amateur status prevented her from actually collecting cash, advancing to the money rounds became more common for Ross in 2010. But her biggest achievement may have been garnering the attention of the game's ultimate legend, Misty May-Treanor.

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