Courtney Thompson


Position: Setter
Height: 5-8
Hometown: Kent, Washington
College: Washington
Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1984
Joined Team: January 2007

Most Notable

  • 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"

2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)
2015: USA Volleyball Cup vs China...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)
2014: Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...USA Volleyball Cup vs Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)...FIVB World Championship (Gold)
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: Jan. 10, 2016

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