Name: Courtney Thompson
Position: Setter
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 5-8
Birthplace: Bellevue, Wash.
Hometown: Kent, Wash.
High School: Kentlake High School
College: University of Washington
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Bronze Medal)
  • 2012 Olympic Games (Silver Medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold)
Personal: Subject of movie "Court & Spark: A Volleyball Documentary"...First female player at University of Washington to have her collegiate jersey retired...Valedictorian of Kentlake High School (Kent, Wash.) graduating class
Most Notable
  • Bronze medalist at 2016 Olympic Games
  • 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", which is now available on Amazon and iTunes with all proceeds benefiting volleyball through the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball

2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)...Olympic Games (Bronze).
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: July 10, 2016