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Paul Baxter:
 
Paul Baxter
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date February 1, 1972 (45 years old)
Home Town Columbia Heights, MN
Resides Venice, CA
Height 6'5"
College Ball State
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 3rd (6 times) $161,138
   AVP 3rd (5 times) $154,263
   NVL 5th (2 times) $2,000
   Pro Beach 3rd $4,875
   USAV 17th (2 times) $0
   Wide Open 17th $0
International 9th $10,500
   FIVB 9th $10,500
NORCECA 6th $150
   NORCECA 6th $150
Overall 3rd (6 times) $171,788
 
Bio Bits

Baxter advanced to five Final Fours on the AVP Tour from 2003 to 2005 with four different partners. During that span, no other player has made it to the semifinals with as many different partners. In 2005 he ranked eighth in both digs (629) and kills (1,152).

Played volleyball at
Ball State University where his team finished third at the 1994 NCAA tournament. Earned a silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Festival. Also played in the Olympic Festival in 1995. Baxter has a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Financial Management from Ball State University. Began his volleyball career at the junior level for Team Sota of Minnesota.

Baxter has two sisters (Denise, older and Taylor, younger). He enjoys golf, working out, scuba, traveling, yoga, and anything else that is active or competitive. Favorite movie is Rounders and favorite TV show is The Big Break on the Golf Channel. His favorite artist is Sting and a big fat burrito is his favorite meal. Spends part of his off season helping coach high school volleyball. "Bax" credits Karch Kiraly as his inspiration to pursue the professional beach game. The athletes he most looks up to are Kevin Garnett and Deion Sanders. If he weren't playing volleyball he would "probably be grinding it out on one of the Professional Golf Tours, hopefully it would be the PGA Tour."

 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 49th CQ
1997 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,641.25     0 1 0 3 1 1 0
1998 AVP 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,537.00     1 9 0 1 0 0 0
1999 AVP 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 $8,287.50     5 0 1 0 0 0 0
1999 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 34.0 42nd 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 AVP 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 $8,375.00 120.0 1st 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
2000 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 34.0 33rd 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 $5,975.00 468.0 22nd 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2002 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 $5,840.00 474.0 20th 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 $7,947.50 556.0 21st 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2004 AVP 10 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 $12,245.00 750.0 18th 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 49th CQ
2005 AVP 12 0 0 3 0 1 0 3 2 0 $29,575.00 1,334.0 15th 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 $12,725.00 894.0 30th 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
2007 AVP 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 $11,125.00 822.0 35th 3 9 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 $14,600.00 970.0 34th 3 7 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 $14,015.00 1,540.0 31st 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 $8,875.00 1,010.0 23rd 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Pro Beach 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,750.00 360.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NVL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $2,000.00 900.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 $2,500.00 135.0 21st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 49th CQ
2012 Pro Beach 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $1,125.00 205.0   1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 $4,250.00 545.0 34th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $2,750.00 460.0 43rd 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  165
(38th)
0 0 6 0 10 0 9 43 1 $161,138.25
(73rd)
11,611.0   34 51 2 6 2 1 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 49th CQ
2003 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $10,500.00 274.0 62nd 0 4 0 0 1 0 2
Total
(Rank)
  8
(970th)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $10,500.00
(488th)
274.0   0 4 0 0 1 0 2
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 33rd 49th CQ
2011 NORCECA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $150.00 50.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1
(323rd)
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $150.00
(242nd)
50.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  174
(58th)
0 0 6 0 10 1 9 44 1 $171,788.25
(189th)
11,935.0   34 55 2 6 3 1 2
 
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