Angie Akers

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Angie Akers
Personal information
Full name Angela Marie Harris Akers
Nationality  United States
Born (1976-06-30) June 30, 1976 (age 40)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2011-present Nicole Branagh
Previous teammates
Years Teammate


Tyra Turner
Holly McPeak
Brooke Hanson
Nicole Branagh,Heather Lowe,Brooke Hanson
Kerri Pottharst, Jenny Pavley,Nicole Branagh
Sarah Straton, Rachel Wacholder
Sarah Straton
Jenny Pavley

Angela "Angie" Akers (née Harris) (born June 30, 1976)[1] is a professional beach volleyball player from the United States who plays on the AVP Tour.[2] Akers was named the AVP Rookie of the Year in 2002.

Akers played NCAA indoor volleyball for the University of Notre Dame and is the school's all-time career ace and kills leader.[3] After graduating with a BA in Sociology, Akers played professional volleyball in Switzerland for three months. Upon returning home, she decided to give up volleyball and pursue a running career. Her highest accomplishment in running was finishing the 2001 Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 23 minutes.

Akers began her career in beach volleyball in 2002 after moving to Southern California from San Francisco, where she had been working at Lehman Brothers.[4] Since then, Akers has earned $252,127 in prize money and has consistently finished in the top ten in individual and team categories. In July 2007 with Brooke Hanson as her partner, the pair represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and finished fifth.[3] In 2009 with Tyra Turner as her partner, the duo finished 5th at the FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway.[3]

Akers was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended Bishop Luers High School. She is married to Jeremy Akers, a former professional football player.


  1. ^ "Angie Akers profile". Volleyball Magazine. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ AVP Players: Angie Akers Archived April 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c "Angie Akers". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Official Biography

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Preceded by
 Bibiana Candelas (MEX)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Top Rookie"
alongside Australia Louise Bawden

Succeeded by
 Markéta Sluková (CZE)