Friday, March 2, 2012

Kerri Walsh

Kerri Lee Walsh-Jennings (born August 15, 1978) is an American professional beach volleyball player.

Walsh-Jennings and teammate Misty May-Treanor were the gold medalists in beach volleyball at both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. They have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time."

Kerri Walsh-Jennings plays professional beach volleyball on the U.S. AVP Tour and internationally on the FIVB World Tour.

On July 23, 2006, Walsh-Jennings topped $1 million in career earnings.

Walsh-Jennings won her second gold medal at the summer games in Beijing after having rotator cuff surgery the preceding fall. She discovered kinesiology tape as a way to relieve the pain and support her shoulder without limiting her range of motion. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Walsh and Misty May-Treanor won the gold medal in women's beach volleyball without losing a single game.

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