Every time they play, Google searches spike asking questions about the pair. So here are some fun facts about both of them.
Where was April Ross born?
Ross was born in Costa Mesa, Calif., where she still resides, according to the Team USA website.
Where was Alix Klineman born?
Klineman was born in Torrance, Calif., but she now lives in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
How old is April Ross?
Ross is 39 years old. She was born on June 20, 1982.
How old is Alix Klineman?
Klineman is 31 years old and was almost a New Year's baby. She was born Dec. 30, 1989.
How tall is April Ross?
How tall is Alix Klineman?
Where did Ross and Klineman go to college?
The teammates are from Pac-12 rival schools. Ross attended USC while Klineman went to Stanford. But they did not play at the same time.
How many Olympic medals has April Ross won?
Heading into Tokyo, Ross has won two Olympic beach volleyball medals with two different partners. She won silver with Jennifer Kessy in London in 2012, losing to fellow Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor in the final. Four years later, Ross won bronze with Walsh Jennings in Rio.
How many Olympic medals has Alix Klineman won?
Tokyo is Klineman's first appearance at the Olympics. She did not start focusing exclusively on beach volleyball until 2017, according to USA Today.