Gabrielle Reece (born January 6, 1970) is a professional volleyball player and former fashion model. Reece was born in La Jolla, California, and spent her early years living in Saint Thomas. In high school, Reece excelled at basketball and played volleyball on the side. Many colleges started recruiting her due to her abilities in sports. She accepted a volleyball scholarship from Florida State University (FSU), where she majored in communications and led the league in kills four times and once in blocks. FSU inducted Reece into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. Since graduation she has played on professional volleyball tours.