Summer Ross attended the University of Washington, but transferred to Pepperdine to play collegiate sand because of her desire to pursue beach volleyball.
In 2009, Ross and her teammate Natalie Hagglund, at 16 and 17 respectively, became the youngest team to ever qualify for an AVP main draw. In 2010, Ross earned both FIVB Youth Under-19 and Junior Under-21 world championships. She is currently the only person who has won both titles in the same year. That year Ross was named USA Volleyball Beach Athlete of the Year. In 2013, Summer Ross played with Emily Day; the duo notched their first tour victory a the AVP Cincinnati Open. In 2013, Volleyball Magazine named Ross the most improved player, and she won team of the year with partner Emily Day.
Ross plans to partner again with Emily Day for the 2014 tour.
Favorite thing about beach volleyball: “A long rally and digging the heat.”
Something people would be surprised to know about you: “I can say the books of the bible (New and Old Testament) in 12.8 seconds.”
Best Memory: “Qualifying in 2010 at Santa Barbara with Jane Croson. We celebrated with individual rotisserie chickens!!”
2014: Summer Ross tied for 3rd place at the AVP St. Petersburg Open with partner Emily Day.
2015: Ross formed a partnership with Lane Carico and in their first AVP tournament together they placed second. The duo was third in their other two domestic events together. Ross was third on the Tour in kills (6.90 per set) and hitting percentage (.459), and fourth in blocks (1.08 per set). Internationally, Ross played six times with Jennifer Fopma, with a best of fifth. Ross and Carico also played six FIVB events together, with a best of fifth twice.