Ali Wood
Born: 12/14/67
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Currently: Long Beach, CA
Height: 6'0"
College: UC Irvine
Seasons Played: 11th Season

Career Highlights
  • Her best finish on the BVA Tour in 2000 was a fourth at Hermosa Beach with Danalee Bragado. (The Hermosa Beach event was part of the Mervyn's Beach Bash.)
  • In her career, she has earned over $85,000 in prize money.
  • Other top finishes last season were two fifths, both with Bragado. The first was at the Oldsmobile Beach Volleyball Olympic Challenge Series event in Deerfield Beach, Florida and the second at the BVA Long Beach Open.
  • Her best career finish was a third in 1995 with Marla O'Hara at Pismo Beach, California.


  • Played and lettered all four seasons at UC Irvine, where she set several school records.
  • In 1990, earned All-League and All-Region honors.
  • In 1990, voted her school's top scholar-athlete.
  • Played professionally in Europe.


  • Graduated from UC Irvine in 1990.
  • She is the assistant coach at Cal State-Dominguez Hills and the South Bay Volleyball Club.
  • Her parents are Kevin and Carol Wood. She has one sister, Christi.
  • Her grandfather, Gerry Dennerlein, was an all-pro tackle for the NFL New York Giants form 1936-1940.
  • Hobbies include dancing, tennis, writing, and studying foreign languages.

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