Gretchen Duffner-Hand

Pro Beach Volleyball – Team Miami Beach 2013 
Gretchen Duffner-Hand:
EVP Champion, Boxing Champion, Fitness Professional

Born in St Louis Missouri, Gretchen played high school and collegiate volleyball. At a collegiate level, Gretchen was All-Conference, All-Region, and Captain of her team leading the conference in kills and blocks.

Gretchen graduated from The University of Missouri, St Louis where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and Health.

In her professional beach volleyball career she has played in the Main draw of the AVP, EVP,NVL, and FIVB International Tour.


Internationally, she has competed in Brazil, Ireland, Thailand, and Columbia.

Gretchen is a nationally Certified Personal trainer, fitness and wellness professional.



She had top finishes in the main draw for AVP, with best finish 15th place (of 500+ teams).


2012 Stats:


Tournament Champion Of Tybee Island EVP Savannah GA

Tournament Champion of Sparkling Ice EVP Seattle WA

Tournament Champion of Naples Classic EVP Naples FL


Gretchen’s Favorite’s:


Quote: Aim for the moon, even if you miss you land with the stars

Magazine: Height Magazine (not just for tall people:)

Injury prevention: Life Strength Tape…for any joint that may be bothering

Adult beverage: Miami Cocktail Co…pink lemonade and classic mojito :)