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Kristen Nuss:
 
Kristen Nuss
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ed Chan
Birth Date December 16, 1997 (25 years old)
Home Town New Orleans, LA
Resides Metairie, LA
Height 5'6"
College Louisiana State
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (6 times) $100,300
   AVP 1st (6 times) $100,300
International 1st (4 times) $125,000
   FIVB 1st (4 times) $125,000
Other 5th $0
   Other 5th $0
Overall 1st (10 times) $225,300
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:
• Entering the 2023 season, Nuss has played with four different partners and all four were teammates with her at Louisiana State.

2022: Nuss and Taryn Kloth led the AVP Tour with three victories, winning the season opener as well as consecutive events in Chicago and Phoenix in the season championships. Of their 35 matches, 19 came against teams seeded fifth or higher. Nuss made her World Tour debut in a Futures event in Australia, where she and Kloth won a pair of qualification matches and went undefeated in winning the title. Nuss and Kloth again advanced from the qualifier and won a gold medal in Turkiye, and advanced to one other semifinal in their total of nine international events.
2021: Nuss played in all three AVP tournaments with Taryn Kloth, winning in their first event together in Atlanta after advancing from the qualifier. Nuss became the shortest player to win on the AVP Tour since 2001 (Barbra Fontana). The pair then placed fifth and third in the last two events. For the season they were 16-4 in matches, with all four losses coming to teams seeded first or second. Nuss was third on the Tour in digs (6.48 per set).
2020: Did not compete.
2019: Nuss and Claire Coppola lost in an AVP qualifier then finished 25th in Manhattan Beach.
2018: Nuss played in her first AVP main draw, finishing 17th with Claire Coppola in Hermosa Beach, then lost in the qualifier alongside Katie Dickens. Nuss and Coppola finished fifth in the FISU World University Championships in Germany.
2017: Nuss made her pro beach volleyball debut in New York, losing in the qualifier with Megan Davenport.

College: Nuss played beach volleyball at Louisiana State, and as a freshman finished 27-7 playing alongside Claire Coppola mostly at the No. 1 position, including seven wins over top 10 teams. Her sophomore season Nuss and Coppola went 30-7 at the top position, with five wins against top-10 competition, and Nuss was 31-8 overall. Nuss and Coppola went 33-4 her junior season, then the duo finished 12-2 in a shortened senior campaign, as the pair became the third NCAA duo to eclipse 100 match wins (along with USC's Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes and UCLA's Megan and Nicole McNamara). In 2021 she and Taryn Kloth finished with a 36-0 match record, and she left the program with the career record in wins with 139 and her victory total was also the most in beach volleyball history.

Personal: Nuss' grandfather played professional baseball. She has three older siblings, Pete, Jeffrey and Jordan. Nuss was chosen as the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year.
 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Best Defensive Player 2023
  • AVP Most Valuable Player 2023
  • AVP Team of the Year 2022 (Taryn Kloth), 2023 (Taryn Kloth)
  • AVP VolleyballMag.com Best Defensive Player 2023
  • AVP VolleyballMag.com Team of the Year 2022 (Taryn Kloth), 2023 (Taryn Kloth)
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st
2017 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 60.0 224th 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250.00 169.0 123rd 0 1 0 0 0 1
2019 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $325.00 202.0 140th 0 0 1 0 1 0
2021 AVP 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 $18,375.00 1,308.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 AVP 7 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 $45,350.00 6,892.5 22nd 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 AVP 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 $36,000.00 4,562.0 33rd 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  19
(458th)
6
(38th)
1 3 0 4 0 0 $100,300.00
(75th)
13,193.5   0 1 1 1 1 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st
2022 FIVB 9 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 $36,750.00 2,800.0 27th 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 FIVB 12 2 2 2 1 3 0 1 $88,250.00 5,130.0 5th 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  21
(621st)
4
(54th)
2 2 2 8 0 2 $125,000.00
(174th)
7,930.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  41
(628th)
10
(62nd)
3 5 2 13 0 2 $225,300.00
(135th)
21,183.5   0 1 1 1 1 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 8/15/2021 AVP Atlanta Taryn Kloth 14 $10,000
2 4/3/2022 FIVB Coolangatta Taryn Kloth 16 $500
3 5/8/2022 AVP Austin Taryn Kloth 6 $7,000
4 5/22/2022 FIVB Kusadasi Taryn Kloth 20 $5,000
5 9/4/2022 AVP Chicago Taryn Kloth 6 $15,000
6 9/24/2022 AVP Phoenix Taryn Kloth 4 $7,500
7 3/19/2023 FIVB La Paz Taryn Kloth 2 $5,000
8 4/30/2023 FIVB Uberlândia Taryn Kloth 9 $15,000
9 8/6/2023 AVP Atlanta Taryn Kloth 2 $15,000
10 9/3/2023 AVP Chicago Taryn Kloth 1 $15,000
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st
Taryn Kloth 14 6 1 3 0 4 0 0 $99,725 12,762.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Claire Coppola 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $575 297.0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Megan Davenport 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Katie Dickens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 74.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 19 6 1 3 0 4 0 0 $100,300 13,193.5 0 1 1 1 1 1
 
Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st
Taryn Kloth 21 4 2 2 2 8 0 2 $125,000 7,930.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 4 2 2 2 8 0 2 $125,000 7,930.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st
Taryn Kloth 35 10 3 5 2 12 0 2 $224,725 20,692.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Claire Coppola 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $575 357.0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Megan Davenport 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Katie Dickens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 74.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Total 41 10 3 5 2 13 0 2 $225,300 21,183.5 0 1 1 1 1 1
 
 

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