Abby Hornacek comes from a family of sports enthusiasts; her father Jeff Hornacek is currently a coach in the National Basketball Association and also played in the league as a shooting guard from 1986 to 2000. Jeff’s career successes as an athlete have had a positive impact on his children. Abby has not only played sports but has also been involved as a sports journalist on a level that is completely new to the family.
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Abby Hornacek – Bio, Age
Abby Hornacek is the daughter of Jeff Hornacek. She was born on April 25, 1994, in Paradise, Arizona in the United States of America. Her mother is Stacey Hornaeck and she has two brothers named Ryan Hornacek and Tyler Hornacek. Since Abby was born into a family where the sport is in her blood, she has her own fair share of involvement in sports. As a child, she played golf and softball, and as she grew older, she began to try her hand at volleyball. Mrs. Hornacek was a star-court player in high school, and she did well to continue the game in college.
During her stay at Xavier College Preparatory, an all-female Catholic private school in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, Abby played as a setter on her school’s volleyball team and was a pretty indispensable team member. In her first three years with the team, she won the title in Class 5A Division I. In addition, they also won the state championship in 2012, 8-0. Her stats as a senior on her school’s volleyball team in the 2011-2012 season were 376 kills, 286 digs with 85 aces, and 234 assists.
Prior to graduating from Xavier College Prep, Abby Hornacek initially signed up to play indoor volleyball at the University of Kansas, but later decided that the University of Southern California (USC) was a better place for her. There she played beach volleyball with her school team for one season.
Abby studied radio journalism as a major with a minor in sports media. During her time in college, she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Association, which was primarily a volunteer for the homeless. Abby Hornacek appeared on television early on, as a presenter/producer for a student-run television station called Trojan Vision Television. However, after her decision to play for her university volleyball team starting in May 2012, she briefly quit her job at this television station.
Nevertheless, Abby returned to television after a brief period of absence. Together with another student, she directed the news program Annenberg TV News in August 2013. It was Abby’s work here that allowed her to gain a lot of practical experience as a reporter. This then opened the door for her to an internship at Fox Sports San Diego as a production intern starting in January 2014.
Within 4 months of her internship, Abby became the network’s host, reporter, and co-host, hosting shows such as the weekly nightly San Diego Prep Insider and Phoenix Sun’s Mock Draft. Her time as a reporter at Fox Sports coincided with the time her father was a Phoenix Suns coach. Abby Hornacek not only worked as a sub reporter at Fox Sports but also contributed to ESPN.
After graduating in 2016, Abby covered the Drone Racing League for two years before working as a presenter and co-producer of The Unicorn on Bloomberg TV. In January 2019 she began working with Fox News on a show called Fox Nation: In-Depth, The Journalist made her debut on the show on February 3, 2019, during the halftime broadcast of Super Bowl LIII.
Height and Facts About Jeff Hornacek’s Daughter
- The journalist is the only girl among the 3 children in her 5-member family.
- She is of Czech descent and has American citizenship.
- As a volleyball player who has to jump a lot and cover the unguarded ground so that an opposing bump shot does not hit the ground in her own half of the court, Abby Hornacek has undoubtedly put a lot of work into being good at this game. Her height of 5 feet 10 inches and her weight of 58 kg were enough to play on the court.
- Other body measurements of Abby Hornacek are her upper body of 35 inches, her waist of 24 inches, and her hips of 36 inches. She has a slim build that fits perfectly into US dress size 6, while her feet are dressed in size 9 (US) shoes.
- Abby Hornacek’s brother Tyler played in the USC men’s volleyball team from 2010-2012.
- Apart from using her athletic talent both as a volleyball player and now as a sports reporter, Abby has done something other than sports in the past and has been quite successful in it. She competed in the Miss Arizona USA 2014 competition and was third runner-up in the competition.
- As a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Association, Abby was the president of the clothing association, president of Preference Day, and a member of the 2014 New Member Committee.