Hometown: Kent, Washington
Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1984
Joined Team: January 2007
- 2012 Olympic Games silver medalist; started quarterfinal match leading Team USA to 3-0 win over Dominican Republic
- Helped U.S. Women capture 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal
- Subject of movie "Court & Spark: A Volleyball Documentary"
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2013 - USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round.
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Olympic Games (Silver).
2011 - Pan American Games (Bronze).
2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...Pan American Cup (Bronze).
2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth).
2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place), Pan American Games (Bronze Medal), World Grand Prix (Eighth Place).
Did You Know
- Helped University of Washington win 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship title
- Three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team selection and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as selected by CoSIDA while playing at Washington
- Set then-Pac-10 record for career assists with 6,552, which was third-best in NCAA history
- First female player at University of Washington to have her collegiate jersey retired
- As junior at University of Washington, earned Honda Sports Award as best volleyball player and was a finalist for the award as a senior
- Valedictorian of Kentlake High School (Kent, Wash.) graduating class
- Led Kentlake High School (Kent, Wash.) to three state volleyball championships and also earned all-state in basketball as a senior
The Big Blurb
Courtney Thompson on Confidence: "I have always felt, not to sound cocky or anything, I am here to do something special. I know I can do it. But that doesn't mean I never doubted myself. There were always moments where I was like, 'Are you kidding me, like am I really doing this.' But I always felt like I could." - Generation IX Starring USA Volleyball's Courtney Thompson
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Last Updated: March 28, 2014