KERRI WALSH JENNINGS

  • Date of Birth:          August 15, 1978
  • Born:                        Santa Clara, CA
  • Resides:                   Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Height:                     6' 2"+   
  • College:                    Stanford University
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California before attending Stanford University. During her time playing for the Cardinal, Kerri became only the second volleyball player in NCAA history to be named a four-time First-Team All American.
  • In 1999, Kerri joined the USA Women’s Indoor National Team and was named to the 2000 Olympic Team finishing fourth in Sydney
  • After graduating from Stanford in 2001, Kerri moved her game to the beach and partnered with Misty May-Treanor. The duo became the greatest beach volleyball team of all time, winning three straight Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012). En route to their three Olympic gold medals, the pair won 21 consecutive Olympic matches (losing only one set to Austria in 2012) during their 11-year run together.
  • Won three straight World Championships with May-Treanor (‘05, ’07, ‘09).
  • In 2013, Kerri surpassed former partner May-Treanor and set the all-time record for tournament victories by a women’s beach player
  • In 2014, Kerri and current partner April Ross captured 5 international FIVB Gold Medals (in 10 events) and won all 7 AVP domestic tournaments staged
  • Currently ranked #3 on all-time victories (124) of all players regardless of gender (trailing only Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith)
  • Married to fellow American beach volleyball player Casey Jennings. The couple have three children, sons Joseph (2009) and Sundance (2010) and daughter Scout (2013).
  • Second of four children. Her father, Tim, played minor league baseball with the Oakland A’s and semi-pro basketball. Her mother, Margie, was a two-time Most Valuable Player in volleyball at Santa Clara University.

BIOGRAPHY

MOST CELEBRATED BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIME

  • 3x Olympic Gold Medalist (‘04, ‘08, ‘12)
  • 4x NCAA All American (Stanford)
  • 4x FIVB Most Outstanding Player
  • 3x FIVB Most Inspirational Player
  • 5x FIVB Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2x FIVB Best Offensive Player
  • 7x AVP Team of the Year
  • 7x FIVB Best Blocker
  • 2000 Indoor Volleyball Olympian
  • Record holder career victories by a female beach volleyball player (124 tournament wins)