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Alix Klineman is majoring in art with a minor in political science. She has a cumulative grade point average of 3.53 and is interested in pursuing a career in photography. Her academic achievements include: 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American, 2009 First Team All-District VIII, 2008 and 2009 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
Klineman has been a model student-athlete at Stanford. She has been a leader on the court for Stanford since her freshman season. After an injury and a surgery following her sophomore year, she found a way to adjust her game and still be just as productive as a junior, even though she was not playing at full strength. The following are comments on Klineman’s character from her head coach: “I think Alix is one of those people that you really appreciate here at Stanford because I think that she shows a lot of balance. She could have come here just being a volleyball player because she was so highly touted, but she’s done well in the classroom and on the court. It just seems she has a lot of balance in her life and I think that is very important. I think she is also someone who really cares about the team. She has good values and knows the way to enjoy this experience is through her teammates.” – Stanford head coach John Dunning
Klineman has been very involved with mentoring and guiding young girls whether at camps, with the national team or on a volunteer basis. The following is a list of some of the camps and other community service items she has been involved with: worked Super Spikers Volleyball Camp at Stanford for three years (and will coach it again this year); worked Stanford Volleyball Summer Camps; coached John Featherstone’s Beach Volleyball Camp in Manhattan Beach, Calif.; coached the Mira Costa High School Volleyball Camp for four years; worked with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) being a featured speaker on a panel and mentoring young girls; worked the Youth Olympics at Stanford for three years, and while on the national team, spoke with and mentored young players.
As a junior in 2009, Klineman was a second-team AVCA & Volleyball Magazine All-American; All-Pacific Region selection; All-Pac-10 Conference; Pac-10 Player of the Week (10/5); AVCA National Player of the Week (10/5) and Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team. Klineman was a first-team AVCA All-American as a sophomore, All-Pac-10 first team and a member of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four all-tournament team. She was also a Final Four all-tournament team member as a freshman and Volleyball Magazine’s national freshman of the year. She ranks in the top 10 in the six statistical categories at Stanford, including career and single-season kills per set.