Kerri Walsh Jennings is a professional beach volleyball player from the United States. Additionally, Kerri Walsh Jennings is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time Olympic bronze medalist. Also, Misty May-Treanor has been her long-time rival.
Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings, better known as Kerri Walsh Jennings, was born Aug 15, 1978 in Santa Clara, California, United States of America. From now on it is her 43 years old and she is a citizen of America. Also, her zodiac sign is Leo and her ethnicity is unknown. She is also nicknamed Six Feet of Sunshine.
She is also the daughter of Timothy Joseph Walsh (father) and Margery Lee (mother). She also has three siblings, two sisters named KC Walsh and Kelli Walsh and one brother, Marte Walsh.
Speaking about her academic career, she studied at Archbishop Mitty High School by competing in the basketball and volleyball teams. In 1993-95, her high school volleyball team won three state championships with her as captain.
She also played basketball in high school and led her team to the 1995 state championship. In 1996, she was named Gatorade National High School’s Volleyball Player of the Year for the first time at the inaugural awards ceremony. Misty May-Treanor, her future beach volleyball partner, was a classmate of hers in secondary school.
Kerri Walsh Jennings received a volleyball scholarship to Stanford University and was named an All-American First Team four years straight. She is only the second player in varsity volleyball history to be selected to the first group in each of her four years with the team. Her varsity volleyball team won 90 percent of their games at Stanford, posting a 122-11 record.
Kerri was named 1996 Final Four MVP and 1999 Co-National of the Year. She was also the first player in PAC-10 history to amass over 1,500 kills, 1,200 digs, and 500 blocks. She is also considered one of the best all-around players in college volleyball history. She also received a BA in American Studies from Stanford University in 2001.
Kerri Walsh plays beach volleyball on the US AVP Tour and worldwide on the FIVB World Tour. She worked alongside Misty May-Treanor for most of her career and created some of the best beach partnerships in AVP history. In 2001, May and Kerri partnered at the beach track and finished the season as world number five.
Similarly, the group’s dedication and good team effort helped her to the top spot in 2002. In 2003, they continued their dominating game, winning each of the eight competitions in which they entered. They also won the world title, beating defending champions Brazil in the final.
Kerri and May-Treanor extended their 2008 winning streak to 112 games. Additionally, she worked alongside new partner April Ross after May-Treanor’s retirement in 2012. She also won the FIVD Grand Slam in Xiamen, China. She and her partner Ross also won the Brazilian couple Taiana Lima and Talita Da Rocha Antunes.
The partnership of Kerri and Rose won all three matches of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour at the California Grand Slam in Long Beach. In 2016, the pair won the gold medal with a win over the Spanish team. In 2017, Kerri did not sign another agreement with AVP due to conflicts with the federation, and Rose reconfirmed the AVP.
Because of this, their partnership ended. In addition, Kerri began partnering with Nicole Branagh, whom she starred with back in 2010. She announced in October 2018 that she would be working with Brooke Sweat in hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Games. They also won the world title with success in the final against defending champions Brazil.
She has had a remarkable career, winning three gold medals and one bronze medal at the Olympics. She competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and placed fourth. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Kerri and May-Treanor won the gold medal. When they defeated the Chinese group in the final on August 21, 2008, the pair became Olympic gold medalists again.
Unfortunately, due to the home rule, the duo finished second while the Chinese team took first place. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the pair proved again that they are the best, winning gold in three consecutive Olympiads. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she teamed with April Ross and won the bronze medal.
Appearances in TV shows
In February 2006, Kerri appeared in a scene from CSI: Miami along with other volleyball players. Every Sunday she hosts an hour-long public broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Faction 28 station. She also makes an appearance in Game Show Network’s Extreme Dodgeball. She was a member of the Detroit Spoilers, who failed to win any of their ten games. In August 2009, she appeared on the show Shaq Vs. along with her volleyball partner Misty May-Treanor. She was featured in ESPN magazine’s Body issue, including photos taken before and after the birth of her third child.
Additionally, she later appeared in the twelfth stage of Hell’s Kitchen, where she presented a personal volleyball illustration to the group challenge champion. She Jennings and her significant other appeared on the TV show Celebrity Wife Swap in 2015. Likewise, Kerri was switched to the wife swapping show with Tami Roman from the TV show Basketball Wives.
Desiring to focus on the existence of children, she founded her philanthropic organization, Chase the Stars, in 2004. Her organization works with the Good Tidings Foundations, which support artistic expression, education and sports for children in underserved communities.
In 2019, she donated $25,000 to Starlings Volleyball in the United States in partnership with Dicks Outdoor Supplies. Significantly, the organization supports at-risk young women through the sport of volleyball. Kerri has also donated money to organizations like the Colorado Springs Foundation.
awards and fortune
AVP Best Offensive Player, AVP Most Valuable Player, FIVB Best Blocker, AVP Crocs Cup Champion, FIVB Best Hitter and FIVB Sportsperson are some of the awards and honors she has earned throughout her career.
Speaking of fortunes, you net worth Estimated to be around $6 million. She also makes some money from brand advertising deals.
she married Casey Jennings in 2004. In addition, Casey is also an American beach volleyball player. The pair first met in 2001 during the early days of their professional volleyball careers.
The couple have three children together, two sons and a daughter named Joseph Michael Jennings, Sundance Thomas Jennings and daughter Scout Margery. Kerri is not part of controversy and rumors, besides, she focuses on her career and personal life.
Body Measurements and Social Media
she stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 71 kg. Also, she has blue eyes with blonde hair color.
On her Instagram Page has more than 245,000 followers and more than 317,000 followers. And there are more than 167.3k on his Twitter.