A “wild card” entrant for the SWATCH FIVB World Finals, Fendrick and Ross will be competing in the event for the second-time after placing fifth in the inaugural competition in 2015 at Fort Lauderdale. Playing their first full-season together, Fendrick and Ross claimed the silver medal at the FIVB World Championships earlier this month in Vienna. Fendrick began competing in FIVB-sanctioned events in 2007 and captured the gold medal at challenger/satellite event in 2007 with Ashly Ivy Swift. The silver medal at the world championships was Fendrick’s best placement at a world tour event. Fendrick and Brooke Sweat placed 19th at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ross has been competing on the FIVB World Tour since 2006 with 21 gold medals, including 10 with Kessy and 11 with Walsh Jennings. Ross captured the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics with Kessy and the bronze with Walsh Jennings at the Rio 2016 Summer Games.