Playing their first season together on the FIVB World Tour, Ross and Sweat qualified for the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals via their international ranking. “Summer Sweat” placed fifth at the FIVB World Championships earlier this month in Vienna. Sweat and Lauren Fendrick qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where the pair placed 19th. Ross was the dominant player in the 2010 FIVB youth world championships as she won 14-straight matches with two different partners in topping the podium at the under-19 (Jane Croson) and under-21 (Tara Roenicke) events in Portugal and Turkey, respectively. Ross played in her first FIVB World Tour event in 2011 and became a full-time competitor on the international circuit in 2013. Ross’ best world tour placements are seconds with Emily Day (2013 Thailand) and Sweat (2017 Moscow). Sweat played in her first FIVB event in 2009 and became a regular in 2013 when she collected her first World Tour medal with Fopma in Berlin. The Moscow silver this season with Ross is Sweat’s best world tour placement.