Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Olympian 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016

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Saratoga, CA


Stanford University

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... 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... Walsh Jennings was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 and into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor in 2018... Started her company p1440 in 2018
  • 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
  • Is one of only three U.S. beach volleyball players with more than one Olympic medal (also Misty May-Treanor and April Ross)
  • Holds the record for tournament victories (domestic and international) with 135 and for career earnings with $2,648,135.00
  • 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
  • As of 2020, Walsh Jennings and partner Brooke Sweat are the second-ranked U.S. team in the qualification standings for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which have been postponed until 2021. The U.S. will send its top two ranked teams to Tokyo
  • In 2019, played in 16 FIVB World Tour events with Brooke Sweat. They won Jinjiang 4-star, took second at Kuala Lumpur 3-star and 3rd in Chetumal (3 star) and Moscow (4 star)
  • In 2018, played in six FIVB World Tour events with Nicole Branagh. Best finish was 5th in Warsaw, Poland
  • 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
  • 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
  • Won bronze with April Ross at the 2016 Rio Olympics, beating Brazil's Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes, 17-21, 21-17, 15-9
  • 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
  • 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
  • Played in 77 FIVB tournaments with Misty May-Treanor between 2001-12: They won 40 times, placed second 14 times and third six times
  • 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
  • Played volleyball and basketball in high school, earning a state championship title with both teams
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Bronze medal with April Ross)
  • 2012 Olympic Games (Gold medal with Misty May-Treanor)
  • 2008 Olympic Games (Gold medal with Misty May-Treanor)
  • 2004 Olympic Games (Gold medal with Misty May-Treanor)
  • 2000 Olympic Games (4th place with women's indoor team)
  • 2019 (17th with Brooke Sweat)
  • 2015 (9th with April Ross)
  • 2011 (2nd with Misty May-Treanor)
  • 2007 (1st with Misty May-Treanor)
  • 2005 (1st with Misty May-Treanor)
  • 2003 (1st with Misty May-Treanor)
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