Kerri Walsh Jennings

Player Information

  • Height: 6'3"
  • Birthdate: August 15, 1978
  • Hometown: San Jose, CA
  • College: Stanford

Best Finish

  • AVP: 1st (77 times)
  • International: 1st (55 times)
  • Overall: 1st (132 times)

Kerri Walsh Jennings attended Stanford University where she played volleyball. During her time at Stanford, Walsh was named a four-time first team All-American and won back-to-back National Championships in 1996 and 1997. In 1996, she was named Final Four MVP and was named co-National Player of the Year in 1999.

Kerri made her AVP debut in 2003 pairing up with Misty May-Treanor, winning all eight events the duo entered. Over the course of her career Walsh has won 113 overall victories, the most all time. Walsh is also tied with Misty May-Treanor for most AVP tour victories with 66 apiece. In addition to the victories, Walsh has been named AVP Best Offensive Player (2003), Best Defensive Player (2008), MVP (2003,2004), and Team of the Year (2003-2008). Currently, Walsh sits 2nd all-time in earnings for female beach volleyball players and has an opportunity to overtake former partner Misty May-Treanor for the 1st spot in the 2014 season.

In addition to her AVP career, Walsh has been one of the most dominant Olympians of all time. In 2000, Walsh participated in the Sydney Olympics for the indoor national team that finished 4th. In 2004, 2008, and 2012, Walsh partnered with May-Treanor and won Gold three consecutive Olympics. In 2012, Walsh and May-Treanor lost a set in the 3rd round, the first time the duo had lost a set in 32 straight matches at the Olympics.

2014: Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP St. Petersburg Open with partner April Ross. She also won the FIVB Tournament in Fozhou, China with April.