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Sinjin Smith:
 
Christopher 'Sinjin' Smith
United States  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Mauro De Sanctis
Birth Date May 7, 1957 (59 years old)
Home Town Santa Monica, CA
Resides Pacific Palisades, CA
Height 6'3"
College UCLA
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (129 times) $1,189,923
   AVP 1st (92 times) $940,726
   BVA 5th $2,063
   P&R 1st (37 times) $29,300
   USAV 3rd $10,125
   Bonus Money   $207,710
International 1st (10 times) $435,938
   FIVB 1st (10 times) $342,838
   FIVB C&S 2nd $1,600
   Bonus Money   $91,500
Overall 1st (139 times) $1,625,860
 
Bio Bits

Smith has competed in more beach volleyball events than any other player. He and Carl Henkel tied for fifth at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Smith played his first pro open in 1977 with beach volleyball legend Ron Von Hagen before winning his first title with Mike Normand the same season. Smith was the second volleyball player to be inducted into UCLA Sports Hall of Fame (1991, Ernie Suwara the first). A former member of the U. S. National team (1979-1982), Smith led UCLA to two National Championships (1976 and 1979) while earning All-American honors. He was the Most Valuable Player in the 1979 championships. His college jersey (#22) was retired March 4, 1992 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Named Christopher St. John Smith, "Sinjin" is the Old English pronunciation of St. John. He has been featured in more than 20 commercials while appearing in several television series, including "Magnum PI." He also starred in Tri-Star Pictures release "Side Out!." He has also authored a book ("Kings Of the Beach") and has a Nintendo Video game under same title. He and his wife (Patty) have three boys.
 
 
Awards
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
1977 P&R 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1978 P&R 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     1 0 0
1979 P&R 8 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $3,150.00     0 0 0
1980 P&R 14 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 $2,175.00     0 0 0
1981 P&R 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,800.00     0 0 0
1982 P&R 14 8 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,075.00     0 0 0
1983 P&R 16 8 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 $11,500.00     0 0 0
1984 AVP 15 9 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,300.00     0 0 0
1985 AVP 17 5 2 3 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 $24,326.25     0 0 0
1986 AVP 24 17 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $56,300.00     0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
1987 AVP 25 15 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $74,425.00     0 0 0
1988 AVP 22 12 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $134,184.50     0 0 0
1989 AVP 22 9 8 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 $128,288.00     0 0 0
1990 AVP 24 11 6 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 $221,437.00     0 0 0
1991 AVP 24 11 6 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 $266,744.50     0 0 0
1992 AVP 24 2 9 3 3 2 1 1 0 3 0 $135,648.25     0 0 0
1993 AVP 25 1 2 4 3 3 0 2 1 6 1 $89,587.00     1 1 0
1994 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,065.00     1 0 0
1995 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500.00     0 0 2
1998 AVP 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 $3,304.50     0 3 2
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
1999 USAV 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $8,250.00 238.0 4th 0 0 0
2000 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $1,875.00 68.0 17th 0 0 0
2001 AVP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 $2,925.00 216.0 49th 1 0 0
2001 BVA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $2,062.50 48.0 20th 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  311
(5th)
129
(2nd)
66 37 12 30 1 7 1 15 1 $1,189,922.50
(9th)
570.0   4 4 4
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
1987 FIVB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,500.00     0 0 0
1988 FIVB 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750.00     0 0 0
1989 FIVB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $13,500.00     0 0 0
1990 FIVB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000.00     0 0 0
1991 FIVB 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $18,000.00     0 0 0
1992 FIVB 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $103,000.00     0 0 0
1993 FIVB 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,500.00 15.0 11th 0 0 0
1994 FIVB 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 $23,062.50 63.0 9th 0 0 0
1995 FIVB 17 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 $63,750.00 183.0 7th 3 1 1
1996 FIVB 15 0 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 $87,750.00 1,183.0 16th 2 1 1
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
1997 FIVB 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 $15,700.00 467.5 34th 1 3 0
1998 FIVB C&S 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,600.00 27.0   0 0 0
1998 FIVB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 $18,450.00 593.0 35th 4 4 1
1999 FIVB 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 $29,750.00 864.0 19th 1 5 0
2000 FIVB 13 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 $30,500.00 825.0 14th 2 3 2
2001 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 $16,125.00 415.0 44th 2 3 2
Total
(Rank)
  105
(66th)
10
(18th)
7 3 6 8 0 13 1 15 0 $435,937.50
(43rd)
4,635.5   15 20 7
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  416
(1st)
139
(2nd)
73 40 18 38 1 20 2 30 1 $1,625,860.00
(11th)
5,205.5   19 24 11
 
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