Kari Miller

Volleyball

Position: D/S, Libero
Height: 5-5
Hometown/ Current residence: Washington D.C./ San Antonio, Tex.
Birth year: 1977
College/ Grad Year: University of Central Oklahoma, 2011
Nature of disability: Double amputee
Joined the team: 2006

SOCIAL MEDIA 
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MOST NOTABLE
  • Two time Paralympic Silver Medalist (2012 and 2008)
  • Started all 17 matches of both the London and Beijing Paralympics
  • Named Best Receiver and Best Libero of the London Paralympics
  • Named Best Libero of the 2011 ECVD Continental Cup
  • Along with her teammates named, “Paralympians of the Year” for 2008

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
2016 – World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold)
2015 – Parapan American Games (Gold)
2012 – Paralympic Games (Silver); Volleyball Masters (Gold); Shanghai Exhibition Tournament; Netherlands Exhibition Tournament
2011 – Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold); ECVD Continental Cup (Gold)
2010 – WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver); Parapan American Championship (Gold); WOVD World Cup (Gold)
2009 – Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold); Eurocup (Gold)
2008 – Paralympic Games in Beijing (Silver); WOVD Intercontinental Cup (Bronze)
2007 – Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver)
2006 – Sitting Volleyball World Championships

DID YOU KNOW 
  • Kari is a U.S. Army veteran and earned the rank of Sergeant
  • She became an amputee in 1999 when a drunk driver collided with the car she was traveling in
  • In 2013, Kari was nominated for the USAA Athletic Inspiration Award
  • She has since served as a community programs coordinator for the Air Force’s Wound Ill and Injured program
  • She was named a “Hero of Fortune” by Fortune Magazine, recognizing individuals who work for Fortune 500 companies
  • Her hobbies include jetskiing, rock climbing and darts
  • The person she admires most is her mother because, “Even through all the adversity she stood strong and provided for us with love and tons of humor.”

RELATED LINKS 
Sitting Update: Men's camp key to Rio prep
Fortune: Heroes of the 500
IntersportChicago: Kari Miller – 2013 USAA Athletic Inspiration Award Nominee
Team USA: Returning Veterans: Kari Miller – Sitting Volleyball
The Washington Times: Car crash didn’t deter D.C. Paralympian Kari Miller
Disabled Sports USA: Athlete Profile: Kari Miller
PBS: Medal Quest | Medal Quest at the Games | "China is our toughest rival"
ESPNW: Kari Miller goes from Bosnia to the backcourt


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