Jeanne Beauprey attended UCLA, where she played both basketball and volleyball. She started in basketball her freshman and sophomore years before concentrating on volleyball, in which she made All-Conference all four years in school, graduating in 1982 and earning All-American honors her senior year. She then became a graduate assistant coach at UCLA, before becoming a full-time assistant in 1986, holding that position through 1992. She helped lead the Bruins to NCAA Championships in 1990 and 1991. Beauprey, as Jeanne Reeves, later played several seasons on the beach volleyball pro tour with the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association (WPVA), in 1987, 1990-92, and 1997.