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Therese Crawford

Volleyball

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Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5-11/178 cm
Weight: 141/64kg
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Birth Date: 1976
College: Hawai'i
Joined Team: May 2001

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)...World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2003 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…Pan American Games (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour. 2001 – World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 - Scored 20 points in two-match tour of Egypt in April…Scored 13 points, all on kills, versus Egypt on April 10…Added seven points (6 kills, 1 block) versus Egypt on April 12. 2008 - Trained with the U.S. Women's National Team as it prepared for the 2008 Olympic Games. 2006 – Started all nine matches of the World Grand Prix averaging 1.94 points per set…Tallied 13 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 16 and 12 points against Korea on Sept. 2 in World Grand Prix action…Notched 18 points in 14 sets for the U.S. during World Championship competition…Turned in seven points against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31. 2005 – Selected as a member of the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2003 – Saw limited action with Team USA while playing in two competitions during the year…Earned a gold medal at the Pan American Cup and a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. 2002 – Played in the first two tournaments of the year before an ankle injury essentially ended her season…Scored 40 points on 35 kills, three aces and two blocks in 22 sets of action in Montreux, Switzerland and Russia…Scored 10 points as Team USA beat The Netherlands on June 7 in Montreux, the American’s only win at the tournament…Played for Edison Modena in the Italian Domestic League (Serie A1). 2001 – Saw limited action with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team while playing in three competitions during the year…Played in 50 sets and posted 113 kills, 89 digs and 7 aces....She blasted a team-season high 24 kills in a five-set win over Cuba on Oct. 12…Also had 18 kills in a four-set loss to Korea on Nov. 13 in the World Grand Champions Cup and 16 kills three nights later in a four-set win over Russia.

RECENT PRO: Played for Kazanuchka Kazan in Russia during the 2007 season.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1997 – Earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors…Also named a WAC Scholar-Athlete…Honored as a WAC Player of the Week twice (Sept. 2 and Oct. 27)…Finished her career fourth on all-time kill list (1,467) and fifth in kills per game (3.72). 1996 – Named Most Valuable Player of the WAC’s Pacific Division…Also earned first-team All-WAC honors…Led the Rainbows to the NCAA championship match, where they lost to Stanford. 1995 – Earned first-team All-Big West honors. 1994 – Named to the Big West Conference All-Freshman team.

PERSONAL: Born in Kalamazoo, Mich….Parents are Derrick Crawford and Lillian Baker… Has two sisters, Tonia Smith and Denise Crawford…Nicknamed “Resee”…Majored in communications at Hawai’i…Played on USPV Dream Team in 2000.

Posted and updated: June 1, 2009