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Mike Whitmarsh:
 
Mike Whitmarsh
United States  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date May 18th
Home Town San Diego, CA
Resides Deceased February 16, 2009
Height 6'7"
College San Diego
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (25 times) $1,444,713
   AVP 1st (25 times) $1,206,595
   PBVA/AVP 4th $500
   USAV 5th $4,875
   Bonus Money   $232,743
International 1st (3 times) $158,275
   FIVB 1st (3 times) $158,275
Overall 1st (28 times) $1,602,988
 
Bio Bits

Whitmarsh has earned over $1.6 million in his career with 28 titles. Was named AVP Role Model and Special Achievent awards in 2003. Awarded Best Blocker in 2002 and Rookie of the Year in 1990. Placed first in 2000 and second in 2001 in the King of the Beach competitions in Las Vegas. Teamed with Mike Dodd to capture the Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Personal: Began playing volleyball in 1986 and is one of the few top 10 players who did not grow up playing the sport. Graduated from University of San Diego in 1985 with Bachelorís Degree in Political Science and a minor in Business. Played basketball at University of San Diego and was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA in 1984. Played briefly with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Played three years professionally in Germany. Whitmarsh is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two daughters, Jaden and Kendall.

 
 
Awards
 
  • CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame 2010
  • AVP Best Blocker 2002
  • AVP Lifetime Achievement 2004
  • AVP Role Model Award 2003
  • AVP Rookie of the Year 1990
  • AVP Special Achievement 2003
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 41st
1990 AVP 13 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 $16,830.50     5 0 1 0 0
1990 PBVA/AVP 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $500.00     0 0 0 0 0
1991 AVP 22 0 2 0 5 3 1 4 3 $62,435.88     0 1 3 0 0
1992 AVP 25 1 3 3 4 9 0 3 1 $109,190.75     0 0 1 0 0
1993 AVP 24 1 5 4 1 6 1 2 3 $129,930.75     1 0 0 0 0
1994 AVP 26 3 9 5 3 5 0 0 0 $202,728.00     0 0 1 0 0
1995 AVP 25 6 7 6 1 3 0 2 0 $278,512.00     0 0 0 0 0
1996 AVP 21 1 5 6 1 5 0 1 2 $171,555.00     0 0 0 0 0
1997 AVP 22 3 2 5 2 6 0 0 1 $161,421.50     1 0 2 0 0
1998 AVP 17 3 1 1 4 4 0 0 3 $47,898.50     0 0 1 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 41st
1999 AVP 11 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 $61,250.00     0 0 1 0 0
1999 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,875.00 68.0 29th 0 0 0 0 0
2000 AVP 12 2 1 1 3 2 0 2 0 $92,875.00     0 0 1 0 0
2000 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $3,000.00 102.0 9th 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AVP 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 $39,380.00 918.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
2002 AVP 7 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 $30,935.00 862.0 5th 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 7 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 $25,232.50 1,039.0 13th 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AVP 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 $9,162.50 607.0 24th 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  249
(11th)
25
(17th)
43 39 26 52 2 20 22 $1,444,712.88
(6th)
3,596.0   8 1 11 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 41st
1995 FIVB 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $17,500.00 46.0 64th 0 0 0 0 0
1996 FIVB 6 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 $74,250.00 805.0 21st 0 0 1 0 0
1997 FIVB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $21,000.00 270.0 52nd 0 0 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 $29,275.00 460.5 47th 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,500.00 77.0 98th 1 0 0 1 1
2003 FIVB 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $13,750.00 292.0 57th 0 0 1 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  18
(497th)
3
(45th)
6 1 0 1 0 0 2 $158,275.00
(113rd)
1,950.5   1 0 2 1 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  267
(14th)
28
(18th)
49 40 26 53 2 20 24 $1,602,987.88
(12th)
5,546.5   9 1 13 1 1
 
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