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Geena Urango:
 
Geena Urango
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ed Chan
Birth Date August 2, 1989 (29 years old)
Home Town Los Alamitos, CA
Resides Los Alamitos, CA
Height 5'11"
College Southern California
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st $91,550
   AVP 2nd (5 times) $87,875
   AVP Young Guns 5th $50
   NVL 25th $0
   p1440 7th $3,250
   Pro Beach 13th $375
   USAV IDQ 1st $0
International 2nd $4,750
   FIVB 2nd $4,750
NORCECA 3rd $775
   NORCECA 3rd $775
Overall 1st $97,075
 
Bio Bits

2017: Urango and Bensend made it to three AVP semifinals, with a best of second, in their eight tournaments. Urango finished third in aces (.99 per set)
2016: Urango and Bensend advanced to the finals in both of the first two AVP events, and added a pair of third-place finishes in their seven tournaments. Urango was fourth on the Tour in aces (.99 per set) and eighth in digs (5.27 per set).
2015: Urango continued her partnership with Bensend, getting a best of second place win their seven AVP tournaments together. Urango finished the season ranked second in aces (1.06 per set) and eighth in digs (5.20 per set). Urango and Bensend played in two FIVB qualifiers, but did not advance in either.
2014: Urango had a best of seventh twice on the AVP Tour, first with Briana Hinga and then with Angela Bensend. She played once with Hinga, once with Sara Hughes, and four times with Bensend.
2013: Did not compete.
2012: Urango played one AVP event with Caitlin Ledoux, and the pair advanced from the qualifier and finished 17th, marking Urango's first AVP main draw. Urango also played in three other domestic events with three different partners. She played with Stephanie Scheele, Ledoux (with a season best of 13th), and Summer Ross.
2011: Urango played one domestic pro beach event with Jane Chafeh, finising 25th.
2010: Did not compete.
2009: Urango played in two AVP qualifiers but did not advance in either, playing with Ashley Lee and Sarah Day.
2008: Did not compete.
2007: Did not compete.
2006: Urango made her pro beach volleyball debut at the Manhattan Beach Open alongside Alix Klineman one week after turning 17.

College: Urango played four seasons at Southern California as a Defensive Specialist / Outside Hitter. During her career she played in all but just three matches. As a freshman she recorded 40 aces, good for seventh all-time in a single season at USC. She was named First Team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic her senior season, becoming the first Trojan with that distinction for seven years. As a graduate student, she became the first scholarship recipient for USC's sand volleyball team. Urango and Sara Shaw placed fifth in the first ever AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships.
 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Most Improved Player 2016
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th 81st
2006 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 6.0 277th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 59.0 200th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2009 AVP Young Guns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2009 USAV IDQ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP Young Guns 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $50.00 60.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 120.0   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 USAV IDQ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500.00 82.5 33rd 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Pro Beach 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $375.00 112.5   1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
2012 USAV IDQ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th 81st
2014 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 $7,150.00 835.0 25th 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 AVP 7 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 $17,525.00 1,450.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 7 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 $23,900.00 1,740.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 AVP 8 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 $20,650.00 1,897.0 6th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 AVP 7 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 $18,150.00 1,710.0 8th 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 p1440 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,250.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  49
(159th)
1
(89th)
5 6 0 4 8 9 $91,550.00
(67th)
8,072.0   6 1 2 2 1 1 2 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th 81st
2015 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 40.0 256th 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2018 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 90.0 380th 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2019 FIVB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $4,000.00 270.0 91st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $4,750.00
(620th)
400.0   0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th 81st
2016 NORCECA 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 $775.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  2
(239th)
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 $775.00
(127th)
0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  55
(404th)
1
(279th)
6 7 0 5 8 9 $97,075.00
(241st)
8,472.0   6 1 2 3 1 3 2 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 6/17/2012 USAV IDQ Los Angeles Caitlin Ledoux 18  
 

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