Name: Kerri Walsh Jennings
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball, Volleyball
Height: 6-3
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Calif.
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, Calif.)
College: Stanford University '01, American Studies
Olympic Experience
  • 2016, bronze
  • 2012, gold
  • 2008, gold
  • 2004, gold
  • 2000, fourth (indoor)
Other Career Highlights
  • MOST NOTABLE
  • 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic Games, gold; 2016 bronze
  • Became the most decorated beach volleyball Olympian of all-time after winning bronze in 2016; has three gold and one bronze in beach volleyball; she is a five-time Olympian
  • Walsh Jennings was on the 2000 U.S. Women’s Indoor National Team that finished fourth at the Olympic Games in Sydney
  • Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor won 21 consecutive Olympic matches and only lost one set (to Austria in 2012) during their 11-year run together
  • DID YOU KNOW
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  • In 2017, played in four FIVB World Tour events, three with partner Nicole Branagh, before injuring her shoulder in July
  • In 2016 on the FIVB World Tour, Ross and Walsh Jennings medaled nine times, of which five were gold. Finished the 2016 season tying for fifth at the World Tour Finals, losing to the Olympic gold medalists from Germany Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst
  • Won bronze with April Ross at the 2016 Rio Olympics, beating Brazil's Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes, 17-21, 21-17, 15-9
  • In the first FIVB tournament following the 2016 Olympics, won gold with Ross at the Long Beach Grand Slam, their fifth gold of 2016 and 11th as a team
  • With April Ross, had six medals in 2016 Olympic qualification (2015-16) and earned a #3 seed at the Games
  • Walsh Jennings and April Ross posted their 100th team victory at the 2016 Rio Grand Slam against Germany's Buthe/Borger in the semifinals
  • In 2016 on the domestic AVP Tour, won gold three times with Ross
  • Following the 2015 Rio Open, underwent surgery on her right shoulder for a torn labrum and capsule, her fifth surgery. In her first event back following surgery, won gold at the Rio Grand Slam on March 13, 2016. It was her 51st career FIVB gold and first gold in 2016 Olympic qualification
  • Finished ninth at the 2015 Beach World Championships with April Ross. Pair was eliminated in the round of 16 by China
  • Made her return after a 32-day hiatus, with April Ross at the Beach World Championships in The Netherlands. Even after time off due to injury, the team was seeded third overall. Finished fourth at the Gstaad Major after re-injuring her shoulder in the third round, duo withdrew from the semifinal and bronze medal matches
  • On the 2014 FIVB Tour, Ross and Walsh Jennings won four gold medals, besting that in 2016 with five gold medals
  • Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross went undefeated on the domestic AVP Tour in 2014. They went 7-0 in tournaments, 36-0 in matches and 70-3 in sets
  • Started playing full time with April Ross at the end of 2013 and the team won two FIVB gold medals
  • Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessy for the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. After the match, Walsh Jennings asked Ross to become her partner
  • When Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the FIVB Xiamen Grand Slam on Oct. 27, 2013, Walsh Jennings set the all-time record for tournament victories by a women’s beach player with 113. Prior to Xiamen, she had been tied with May-Treanor at 112
  • Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor won three straight FIVB world championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009
  • Played in 77 FIVB tournaments with Misty May-Treanor between 2001-12, winning 40 and played second 14 times and third six times
  • Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor won AVP Team of the Year five consecutive years (2003-07)
  • Indoor, Walsh Jennings was the second volleyball player in NCAA history to be a four-time First-Team All-American when she was at Stanford (1996-99)
  • While at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif., Walsh Jennings asked May-Treanor for her autograph
Personal: Walsh Jennings is the daughter of Tim and Margie Walsh. Tim played minor league baseball with the Oakland A’s organization and also played semi-pro basketball. Margie was a volleyball MVP at Santa Clara Walsh Jennings has an older brother, Marte, two younger sisters, Kelli and KC...She is married to beach volleyball player Casey Jennings. The pair has three children, sons Joseph (2009) and Sundance (2010) and daughter Scout (2013)...Walsh Jennings competed while pregnant with Joseph following the 2008 Olympic Games. She was pregnant with Scout during the 2012 Olympic Games