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Born: September 22, 1973 – Long Beach, California
Davis competed in indoor volleyball at UCLA where she started for four seasons earning All-League and All-American honors, was awarded the PAC-10's 1991 Freshman of the Year and 1994 Player of the Year.
1997 - Davis began her pro beach volleyball career with Jordan, playing in three domestic events and two international tournaments. In their third event, they lost in the first round and won seven straight matches to advance to the finals in Orlando.
1999 - Davis and Jordan won their first pro titles by capturing events in Michigan and Portugal and went on to become the winningest USA men's or women's team on the pro beach tour, winning $202,500.
2000 – Davis and Jordan won four titles on three different tours and made history by becoming the first African American team to make the Olympic Games in the sport of beach volleyball with the second highest ranking worldwide, and placed fifth in the Sydney Games.
After the Olympics, both Annett and Jenny took almost two years off to have children.
2002 - The duo made their comeback debut in the 2002 season and went from no ranking to being ranked second in the U.S. on the AVP Tour.
2004 - Davis again made the Olympic team as an alternate.
Davis and Jordan became the U.S. team with most career tournaments played together, and in Huntington Beach they played their 100th event together, a feat which only one other team in the world had accomplished.
Davis won the Queen of the Beach event in Honolulu, defeating Kerri Walsh in the finals. Ended the season as the third-ranked team, advancing to the semifinals nine times in the 10 team events. On the FIVB Tour advanced to five semifinals, including podium finishes in their last three tournaments.
Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan are highly noted for ending Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor's record 89-match winning streak. They have been the most prolific African American beach volleyball team in history.
Personal Notes – Annett Davis' father, Cleveland Buckner, played for the NBA's New York Knicks, and was in the game that Wilt Chamberlain famously scored 100 points.
Annett enjoys tea parties, scrapbooking, and is active in church ministries. She started a movement called Fit Moms Fit Kids to encourage healthy families. Currently, Davis lives in Valencia, California, with husband Byron — a former USA National Team Swimmer — and son Mya Gabriel and daughter Victoria Grace.
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