Name: Kari Miller
Position: Libero
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Height: 5-6
DOB: 4/16/1977
Birthplace: Newark, N.J.
Hometown: Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.
High School: Cardoza Senior High School
College: University of Central Oklahoma, 2011
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
  • 2012: London Paralympic Games (Silver)
  • 2008: Beijing Paralympic Games (Silver)
World Championship Experience
  • 2010: WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver)
  • 2006: Sitting Volleyball World Championships
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2012: Volleyball Masters (Gold)
  • 2011: Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold)
  • 2010: WOVD World Cup (Gold); Parapan American Championship (Gold)
  • 2009: Parapan American Zonal Chapionship (Gold); Eurocup (Gold)
  • 2008: WOVD Intercontinental Cup (Bronze)
  • 2007: Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver)
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  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Competed in wheelchair basketball before discovering sitting volleyball
  • She competed in basketball and track in high school