Kerri Walsh Jennings
Volleyball player
Kerri Walsh Jennings
Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings is an American professional beach volleyball player. Walsh Jennings and teammate Misty May-Treanor were the gold medalists in beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics. They have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time."
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No rest for bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross: They're back on the sand in Long Beach - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 6 months
Los Angeles Times No rest for bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross: They're back on the sand in Long Beach Los Angeles Times For Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, volleyball after Rio began in a near-empty stadium on the sand in Long Beach on Wednesday morning. The top U.S. women's volleyball team waved to small pockets of fans in the bleachers. They warmed up, with ... Kerri Walsh Jennings BACK OFF RYAN LOCHTE 'He's Not a Terrible Person'TMZ.com Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Brazil on track for double beach volleyball goldAppsforPCdaily Kerri Walsh Jennings says bronze 'meant so much more' than gold medalsYоur Nіskаyunа The Yankee Analysts -Diabetes News Journal TX (subscription) -SaintPetersBlog (blog) -LAWestMedia.com (registration) (blog) all 40 news articles »
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Kerri Walsh Jennings is "Six Feet of Sunshine" in Rio
CBS News - 6 months
At 38, she is the oldest female medal winner in beach volleyball history; she added bronze in Rio to her three gold medals from previous Olympics
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A match they didn't want to play proves to be their most important win
LATimes - 6 months
They didn’t want to be here. They didn’t want to play this match. Why did they have to play this match? When Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross stepped on to the sand at Rio’s beach volleyball arena on Copacabana Beach a couple of hours before midnight Wednesday, they wanted to disappear into...
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Brazil ends Kerri Walsh Jennings' gold-medal run in straight sets in semis
ABC News - 6 months
RIO DE JANEIRO -- If Kerri Walsh Jennings winds up with a fourth medal in Olympic beach volleyball, it will be bronze -- not gold, like the other three she earned in what had been an unblemished record at the Summer Games. Walsh Jennings and her partner, April Ross, were relegated to the third-place game by Brazil's reigning world champions, who beat the Americans in straight sets on Tuesday night to advance to a gold-medal matchup with Germany. "We could squash that team, and I say that with all the respect in the world," Walsh Jennings said. "But they outplayed us in every way." Agatha and Barbara rode a boisterous crowd at the Copacabana venue to a 22-20, 21-18 victory, keeping alive the host nation's chances for a gold medal after its top-seeded team lost to Germany earlier in the day. It was the first match loss in Walsh Jennings' Olympic beach volleyball career, in which she had claimed gold medals in Athens, Beijing and London with partner. ...
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Kerri Wash Jennings dominates olympic beach volleyball
CNN - 6 months
After winning gold medals at 2004, 2008, 2012 olympic games, Kerri Walsh Jennings is going for her fourth consecutive beach volleyball gold medal in Rio.
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Walsh Jennings, Ross Escape First Adversity of Olympics
ABC News - 7 months
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross finished the group stage of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament unbeaten
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Beach volleyball star: Olympics are like childbirth
CNN - 7 months
U.S. beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings speaks with CNN's Coy Wire as she seeks gold in a fourth straight Olympics.
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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Race’ and ‘Chariots of Fire’
NYTimes - 7 months
Head to the nearest screen for films about the Olympians Jesse Owens, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Steve Prefontaine, as well as “Chariots of Fire.”
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TV This Week, July 31-Aug. 6: 'The Bandit,' the Olympics and more
LATimes - 7 months
  SUNDAY The new sports doc “Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gold Within” gets up close and personal with the beach-volleyball star as she preps for her fifth Olympics. 1 p.m. NBC Beauty and the beast: Victoria Justice and the WWE’s John Cena co-host “Teen Choice 2016.” Scheduled performers include Justin...
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Kerri Walsh Jennings Seeks Olympic Success With a New Partner
New York Times - 7 months
Kerri Walsh Jennings, seeking her fourth gold medal, is teamed with April Ross, a silver medalist in 2012, whose style differs from that of her predecessor.
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Beach volleyball players use balancing act for domestic and foreign tournaments
LATimes - 10 months
The moment Kerri Walsh Jennings stepped off the court, people crowded around. The three-time Olympic gold medalist and her teammate, April Ross, had just won their quarterfinal match at the AVP Huntington Beach Open, and now beach volleyball fans wanted to get her autograph. "I love the AVP with...
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Beach volleyball players use balancing act for domestic and foreign tournaments
LATimes - 10 months
The moment Kerri Walsh Jennings stepped off the court, people crowded around. The three-time Olympic gold medalist and her teammate, April Ross, had just won their quarterfinal match at the AVP Huntington Beach Open, and now beach volleyball fans wanted to get her autograph. "I love the AVP with...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kerri Walsh Jennings
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    Walsh-Jennings and her partner, April Ross fell to Brazil's pair of Agatha and Barbara, ranked 2nd, in straight sets of (22-20), (21-18) in the Semi Final Match in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details Before the match, Walsh had lost a total of 2 sets the past 4 Olympics and had never lost a match. She now has lost a total of 4 sets and a match after the surprising loss. They won the bronze medal match, defeating the number one ranked Brazil team Larissa França/Talita Antunes. This is Walsh-Jennings' fourth Olympic medal, making her the most decorated beach volleyball player - male or female - in Olympic history.
    She is the beach volleyball career leader in both career victories and career wins as of 2016, with 133 victories and $2,542,635 in winnings.
    More Details Hide Details Walsh Jennings and teammate Misty May-Treanor were the gold medalists in beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. They have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time." Walsh was born in Santa Clara, California, the daughter of Margery Lee (née Formico) and Timothy Joseph Walsh. Walsh grew up in Scotts Valley, 6 miles north of Santa Cruz. She attended grade school there until the end of her middle school years. Before beginning high school her family moved to San Jose in the Silicon Valley. Walsh attended Archbishop Mitty High School, competing on the volleyball and basketball teams.
  • 2015
    Age 36
    In 2015, Walsh Jennings and her husband appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap.
    More Details Hide Details She swapped places with Tami Roman from the television show Basketball Wives. Walsh is married, since 2005, to fellow American pro beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings. Together, they have two sons and a daughter, Joseph Michael (born May 22, 2009), Sundance Thomas (born May 19, 2010) and Scout Margery (born April 6, 2013). Walsh was five weeks pregnant during the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
  • 2013
    Age 34
    She also posed nude, both before and after giving birth, for the 2013 ESPN The Magazine "Body Issue".
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    Walsh and May-Treanor competed together for the last time in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    More Details Hide Details After first and second round wins, they continued their Olympic win streak of 32 consecutive sets without a loss until losing the first set of three to Austria in a preliminary round before ultimately winning the match, 17–21; 21–8; 15–10. They went on to defeat fellow Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, 21–16, 21–16 on August 8, 2012 to win the gold medal once again.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    Walsh Jennings also appeared alongside her volleyball partner Misty May-Treanor on the show Shaq Vs. in August 2009.
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    Kerri Walsh Jennings also appeared alongside her volleyball partner Misty May-Treanor on the show Shaq Vs. in August 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Walsh currently endorses the therapeutic athletic tape KT Tape (Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape). In addition to her training on the sand split between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, California, Walsh has been training in the gym at O.C. Fast-Twitch since 2002 with trainer Tommy Knox. Walsh is married to fellow pro beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings. Together, they have two sons, Joseph Michael (Born May 22, 2009) and Sundance Thomas (Born May 19, 2010). She is very close with Misty May-Treanor, saying that although their volleyball career together has ended, their partnership has not.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 27
    In February 2006, Walsh Jennings had a guest-starring role in an episode of CSI: Miami along with several other AVP Volleyball players.
    More Details Hide Details Walsh Jennings hosts a weekly, one-hour radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio's Faction 28 station. It airs every Sunday morning at 9 AM Eastern time. Walsh Jennings appeared in the Game Show Network television show Extreme Dodgeball. She was a member of the Detroit Spoilers, who lost all ten games they played.
    In February 2006, Walsh Jennings had a guest-starring role in an episode of CSI: Miami along with several other AVP Volleyball players.
    More Details Hide Details Walsh Jennings hosts a weekly, one-hour radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio's Faction 28 station. It airs every Sunday morning at 9 AM Eastern time. Kerri Walsh Jennings appeared in the Game Show Network television show Extreme Dodgeball. She was a member of the Detroit Spoilers, who lost all ten games they played.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Walsh and Misty May-Treanor won the gold medal in women's beach volleyball without losing a single set.
    More Details Hide Details On August 21, 2008 Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor repeated as Olympic gold medalists, defeating the first-seeded Chinese team in the final match (they would have been first-seeded, but home rule put them in the #2 spot with China as the #1). May-Treanor and Walsh did not lose a set in either of the past two Olympics. Their final match extended their unbeaten streak to 108 matches. Walsh and May-Treanor competed together for the last time in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After first and second round wins, they continued their Olympic win streak of 32 consecutive sets without a loss until losing the first set of three to Austria in a preliminary round before ultimately winning the match, 17–21; 21–8; 15–10. They went on to defeat fellow Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, 21–16, 21–16 on August 8, 2012 to win the gold medal once again.
    At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Walsh and Misty May-Treanor won the gold medal in women's beach volleyball without losing a single set.
    More Details Hide Details On August 21, 2008 Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor repeated as Olympic gold medalists, defeating the first-seeded Chinese team in the final match (they would have been first-seeded, but home rule put them in the #2 spot with China as the #1). May-Treanor and Walsh did not lose a set in either of the past two Olympics. Their final match extended their unbeaten streak to 108 matches.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    They continued their dominance in 2003, winning all eight tournaments they entered and a then-record 90 straight matches, including the world championships where they upset defending world champions Brazil in the final.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008 May-Treanor and Walsh extended a winning streak to 112 matches before losing to Olympic teammates Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh in the AVP Crocs Cup Shootout in Ohio. To that point the pair had won 19 straight titles. Following the retirement of partner Misty May-Treanor in 2012, Walsh teamed with April Ross. She went on to break the career record for most wins by a female professional volleyball player when she won the FIVB Grand Slam in Xiamen, China. The win gave Walsh the 113th title of her career, breaking the old mark set by May-Treanor. Walsh and Ross won 21–14, 17–21, 15–12 over the Brazilian pair of Taiana Lima and Talita Da Rocha Antunes. It was the Americans' third title in five events since joining forces. She played, with partner April Ross, at the Long Beach, California Grand Slam, which is part of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The pair won all 3 matches against, Carol/Ana Patrícia Brazil (21 - 17, 21 - 19), Humana-Paredes/Pischke Canada (21 - 16, 21 - 17), Maria Antonelli/Lili Brazil (21 - 19, 18 - 21, 15 - 13).
  • 2002
    Age 23
    Walsh trained on the sand split between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, California, and from 2002 did additional training in the gym at O.C. Fast-Twitch with trainer Tommy Knox.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    Walsh played in the 2000 Summer Olympics on the U.S. women's indoor team, earning a fourth-place finish.
    More Details Hide Details She missed several of her first games due to a false positive on a drug test, which indicated a suspicious epitestosterone to testosterone ratio. After being retested, Walsh was cleared of any wrongdoing and allowed to continue playing.
    She graduated from Stanford in 2000 with a B.A. in American studies.
    More Details Hide Details Walsh-Jennings plays professional beach volleyball on the U.S. AVP Tour and internationally on the FIVB World Tour. For most of her career she played with partner Misty May-Treanor, forming one of the most successful beach pairings in AVP history. May and Walsh formed a partnership on the beach circuit in 2001, finishing the season with the number five ranking in the world. In 2002 the team reached the number one ranking.
    Walsh played in the 2000 Summer Olympics on the U.S. women's indoor team, earning a fourth-place finish.
    More Details Hide Details She missed several of her first games due to a false positive on a drug test, which indicated a suspicious epitestosterone to testosterone ratio. After being retested, Walsh was cleared of any wrongdoing and allowed to continue playing.
    She graduated from Stanford in 2000 with a B.A. in American studies.
    More Details Hide Details She played against her teammate (Misty May) in college. Kerri Walsh Jennings plays professional beach volleyball on the U.S. AVP Tour and internationally on the FIVB World Tour. On July 23, 2006, Walsh Jennings topped $1 million in career earnings. Walsh Jennings won her second gold medal at the summer games in Beijing after having rotator cuff surgery the preceding fall.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    She was selected as the MVP of the Final Four in 1996, and was co-National Player of the Year in 1999.
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    The Cardinal won four Pac-10 titles and three times reached the NCAA Final Four, winning the title in 1996 and 1997, and falling to Penn State in the championship game in her senior year in 1999.
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    She was named Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year in 1996, the first time the award was given.
    More Details Hide Details While in high school she competed against her future beach doubles partner, Misty May-Treanor. Walsh attended Stanford University on a volleyball scholarship. While there she was selected as a first-team All-American four years in a row, becoming only the second player in the history of collegiate volleyball to be chosen first team all four years of their collegiate careers. While at Stanford her school's volleyball team won over 90% of its matches, posting a 122-11 overall record.
    Walsh continued on to Stanford University, where she won national titles in 1996 and 1997 and was a four-year first-team All-American, Final Four MVP in 1996 and co-National Player of the Year in 1999.
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    In 1996, she was named by Gatorade (ESPNHS) as their first girl's national volleyball player of the year.
    More Details Hide Details In high school competition, she played against her current partner, Misty May-Treanor.
  • 1995
    Age 16
    She also led her school's basketball team to a state championship in 1995.
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    She also led her team to one state championship in basketball in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 14
    She led her school's teams to three state championships in volleyball, in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
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    There, she led her team to three state championships in indoor volleyball from 1993 to 1995.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on August 15, 1978.
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    Born on August 15, 1978.
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