Olympic Gold Medalist
Professional Volleyball Player
Kerri Walsh is a three-time Olympic gold medalist with Misty May-Treanor in Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), and London (2012) and Stanford University Hall of Fame inductee. Walsh was also only the second player in NCAA history to receive the First-Team All-American honors all four seasons while in college. Additionally, she was honored with titles of two-time member of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (2003, 2004), six-time Team of the Year (2003-2008), AVP Best offensive Player (2003, 2007), Most Outstanding Player (2003, 2007), and Federation of International Volleyball Best Hitter, Best Blocker and Sportsperson (2007). Walsh also is the first player in Pac-10 history to record 1,500 kills, 1,200 digs, and 500 blocks.
After May-Treanor's retirement in 2012, Walsh-Jennings continued to compete. She teamed up with former competitor April Ross for the 2016 Rio Olympics, but her dream for a fourth consecutive gold was shattered when Brazil, the no. 2 ranked team in the world, showed a strong offense and won the first two sets of the semifinal against them. Prior to the defeat, Walsh-Jennings had never lost a set in her entire Olympic run.
Walsh’s “Chase the Stars” Foundation’s mission is to make an immediate and positive impact on the lives of as many children as possible. Walsh and the organization have supported various charity partners from St. Jude to the local Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley. Kerri Walsh began her career on the indoor volleyball court at Stanford University and garnered a number of records before transitioning to the sand where she has become one half of the winningest team in beach volleyball history with partner Misty May-Treanor.