Only the second player in NCAA history to receive first team All-America honors in all four seasons as a collegian, Kerri Walsh helped the Cardinal to a pair of NCAA titles in 1996 and '97 and four straight Pac-10 Conference titles during her illustrious collegiate career. She was named the AVCA's Co-National Player of the Year in 1999 and NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading Stanford to the national title as a freshman in 1996. A two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, Walsh remains a prominent figure in Stanford's career record book, ranking in the Top 10 in kills, digs, blocks and hitting percentage.
A three-time Olympian, Walsh won back-to-back gold medals in the 2004 and '08 Olympic Games with beach partner Misty May-Treanor. The duo also captured the SWATCH-FIVB World Championship on three occasions and hold AVP team records for most wins and prize money in a single season. In addition to her two gold medals in beach volleyball, Walsh was a member of the United States' team in the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, where she helped the team to a fourth-place finish.