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Angela Marie Harris (now Angie Akers) was born on June 30th, 1976 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to parents Kevin and Carole Harris.  She is the second of four children.

Angie attended Bishop Luers High School where she was a dominating two-sport athlete. With full scholarship offers to play both volleyball and basketball at various schools across the country, she decided to pursue volleyball at the University of Notre Dame.

While at Notre Dame, Angie helped the Irish reach as high as 6th place in the national rankings, the highest the program had ever achieved. She received many honors such as the All-Freshman All-American Team, All-District, and All-Conference. She left her mark on the record books in several categories, which still stand today.

 
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Shortly after, Angie was presented with the opportunity to play professionally in Saignelegier, Switzerland. She accepted the offer and left immediately for 3 months over seas. Upon her return, she solemnly swore to give up volleyball completely and began running.

After moving to San Francisco in 2000, Angie began working at Lehman Brothers in San Francisco where she became a Series 7 licensed General Securities Representative. She maintained her running career by joining a track club.

She had a short, but very successful running career. She ran several road races ranging from the mile to the marathon. Her highest accomplishment was running the Boston Marathon in 2001 in a personal best time of 3 hours and 24 minutes.

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She decided that a change of scenery was needed. Her college roommate, Jaimie Lee, called and convinced Angie to move to Southern California. Together they would attempt to play Professional Beach Volleyball. Despite never having seen nor played beach volleyball, Angie made the transition successfully into her rookie season. She was named 2002 Rookie of the Year. 2011 will be her 10th season as a professional.


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