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Kerri Walsh-Jennings Wants You to Get Really Uncomfortable
by anngaff
posted February 7, 2013 at 11:42am

Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Photos courtesy of WIN for KC “It’s so powerful to sit here in this room and realize that each and everyone of us are so similar,” a teary-eyed Kerri Walsh-Jennings told the over 1400 people in attendance at the ...more

For Kerri Walsh Jennings a Third Gold Means a Third Baby
by Draft Day Suit
posted September 25, 2012 at 10:07pm

This morning, in an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband Casey confirmed that Kerri is 11 weeks pregnant with their third child. On it’s own this news would not be that extraordinary. It’s when...more

May-Treanor, Walsh Win Third Olympic Gold Medal
by Pretty Tough
posted August 9, 2012 at 7:48am

The XXX Summer Olympics is heading into the final stretch towards Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. But there’s still a lot of action to be found. For instance, we knew “The Star-Spangled Banner” would be played after the women’s b...more

Kerri Walsh Talks Motherhood, Olympics Prep and Beach Volleyball Wardrobe
by A Glam Slam
posted April 6, 2012 at 12:58pm

  Kerri Walsh is one half of beach volleyball’s most dominant duo. She and her playing partner, Misty May-Treanor, have reunited to chase a third consecutive Olympic gold medal at the upcoming London Games. Since her last Olympics appeara...more

No sand v-ball in San Diego
by Title IX Blog
posted March 10, 2011 at 3:43pm

Bucking national trends that show further increases in the number of women attending college, San Diego State University has seen its numbers of enrolled female undergraduates drop in the past few years. The decrease (to just under 57 percent of the total...more

Will the AVP's end hurt an emerging sport for the NCAA?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted September 7, 2010 at 12:17am

If media coverage is any indicator, football is the only college sport under way for the 2010-2011 academic year. But the volleyball -- indoor volleyball, that is -- season has also started. College volleyball fans and aspiring players may have more oppo...more

Kerri Walsh Steps Back onto the Beach
by heather77
posted September 2, 2010 at 1:13am

A few weeks ago I spotted Kerri Walsh on the beach playing in the 6 man tournament in Manhattan Beach.  I must quickly recommend this tournament for anyone who loves volleyball and having a good time (always the last weekend of July).  If you aren’t f...more

Serve’s up – Tennis hits the beach
by Pretty Tough
posted August 14, 2010 at 3:05pm

Call this the X-games of tennis. Or maybe it’s the sandy alternative to the clay court. In any case, beach tennis – a cross between badminton and beach volleyball – is the nation’s newest summer sport, with an increasing number of people slamming...more

UStream Chat with Kerri Walsh
by Kaci Kust
posted July 13, 2010 at 4:17pm

   A couple of hours ago, Kerri Walsh chatted with fans on UStream from the Gatorade Performance Lab. She's the epitome of an awesome woman in sports, so of course, I tuned in. The video chat was open to anyone, but for those of you who misse...more

Florida State to add sand volleyball
by Title IX Blog
posted May 27, 2010 at 12:22pm

We probably will not be blogging about every school that adds sand volleyball, the NCAA's latest addition to the NCAA's emerging sport list.But I was intrigued by the brief article about Florida State's decision to add sand volleyball to its roster; large...more

Approach to Coaching Boys vs. Girls
by PrincessPunish
posted February 10, 2010 at 12:54am

Approach to Coaching Boys vs. Girls            I recently received a text message from a former student-athlete that I coached.  Although he didn’t continue onto play collegiate men’s volleyball, I always knew his primary sport was hockey...more

NCAA happenings
by Title IX Blog
posted January 17, 2010 at 7:19pm

The annual NCAA meeting concluded this weekend after a great deal of business was conducted--or at least it seemed that way from press coverage; I wasn't there. I just wanted to quickly mention two decisions.The first is in regards to sand volleyball. Des...more

Sand volleyball: In or out?
by Title IX Blog
posted January 15, 2010 at 4:21pm

The NCAA, which is meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week, is voting today on whether to keep sand volleyball (for women) or to nix it from the list of emerging sports.When it was added I recall a little concern on my part on how it would be implemented an...more

Mental Toughness: Beyond the L's and W's
by PrincessPunish
posted December 23, 2009 at 7:27pm

“I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” -Vince Lombardi...more

Mailbag: Support Sand Volleyball
by Pretty Tough
posted November 9, 2009 at 12:51pm

Hello Friends and Beach Volleyball Enthusiasts, Many of you have contacted USA Volleyball with questions as to the status of sand volleyball in the NCAA.  On January 15, 2010 there will be an override vote led by universities who are trying to block the...more

Podcast: Interview with Gabby Reece
by Pretty Tough
posted September 24, 2009 at 7:35pm

Gabby Reece possesses a look that conveys both athleticism and feminine beauty. At 6’3”, she is a dominate force on and off the pro beach volleyball circuit, and an inspiration to all who meet her. California born, Gabby was raised on St. Thomas in ...more

The mommy discourse: Motherhood and sexification
by After Atalanta
posted September 24, 2009 at 3:15pm

Misty May is coming back to professional volleyball this month. May is the latest athlete mommy to return to competition. And thus the mommy discourse continues. Laura Pappano comments on May's return and discusses the other mommy returns. It seems like s...more

What an awesome Sunday it was
by Women's Sports Blog
posted August 31, 2009 at 12:35pm

That's not even including the WPS All-Star game, which I DVR'ed but haven't watched yet. *Over on the men's side, Carl Edwards capped a final lap of extraordinary driving by forcing Marcus Ambrose into a mistake on the last turn and winning at Montreal's...more

More details on the status of sand volleyball
by Title IX Blog
posted August 10, 2009 at 12:51pm

So not too long ago we got wind that sand volleyball was not a shoo-in for emerging sport status; that there were some concerns. But we didn't get a lot of information about the situation. Then I read a piece by Graham Watson at ESPN.com where it seemed t...more

Shaq vs. Serena Williams in tennis?
by Pretty Tough
posted July 23, 2009 at 5:28pm

 ABC  is set to air “Shaq Vs.,” a reality show pitting four times hoops champion Shaquille O’Neal against top athletes in their own sports. O’Neal, who he’s scheduled to report for NBA training camp Sept. 15 as he joins the Cleveland Cavalie...more

Sand volleyball recalled
by Title IX Blog
posted July 14, 2009 at 11:41am

Somehow we missed the news that sand volleyball, the newly named NCAA emerging sport, has been called back to the drawing board.It seems San Diego State University had been planning to add sand volleyball along with women's lacrosse. SDSU must meet the ge...more

Volleyball star Kerri Walsh becomes a mom
by Pretty Tough
posted May 24, 2009 at 3:40pm

Olympic gold medals are cool. But two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh just got the biggest prize of all: She became a mom. Walsh, 30, and her husband, AVP pro-volley ball player Casey Jennings, 33, welcomed son Joseph Michael Jenn...more

Head Wall Ouch
by After Atalanta
posted May 6, 2009 at 11:31am

The NCAA's announcement that sand volleyball (we all know it as beach volleyball) will become the latest "emerging sport" has generated some news. Several schools are actively considering the addition which is being touted as cheap and fairly easy to impl...more

Flip-flops III: Hawaii and Arizona looking at sand volleyball
by Title IX Blog
posted May 5, 2009 at 1:01pm

The whole point of calling it sand volleyball, instead of beach volleyball, was to, according to the NCAA, make the newly named emerging sport a little more appealing to places not so sunny and ocean-y. But two schools actively considering adding the spor...more

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