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Karolyn Kirby:
 
Karolyn Kirby
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Matt Barber
Birth Date June 30, 1961 (53 years old)
Home Town Brookline, MA
Resides San Diego, CA
Height 5'11"
College Utah State/Kentucky
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (61 times) $488,146
   AVP 3rd $3,500
   BVA 5th (2 times) $7,875
   P&R 3rd $1,425
   USAV 7th $6,125
   WPVA 1st (61 times) $445,561
   Bonus Money   $23,660
International 1st (6 times) $193,325
   FIVB 1st (6 times) $129,075
   Bonus Money   $64,250
Overall 1st (67 times) $681,471
 
Bio Bits

Until recently being eclipsed by Holly McPeak, Kirby had won more event titles (67) than any other women on the pro beach circuits. Her 29 wins, including 26 domestic titles, with Liz Masakayan was also a team record until being eclipsed by Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar. Kirby was the WPVAs Most Valuable Player in 1990, 1991 and 1994, co-MVP in 1993, Top Offensive Player in 1990, Best Setter in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996, and Best Hitter in 1992. Kirby has played professionally in Europe and competed on the Major League Volleyball circuit (1986 and 1987). Kirby attended both Utah State (1979-82) and Kentucky (1983-84) where she played volleyball. Kirby was a first-team All-America in 1981 at Utah State and 1983 at Kentucky. Kirby was the SEC's Most Valuable Player in 1983. Kirby was honored by SHAPE MAGAZINE in 1992 as one of the nations' 10 fittest people.
 
 
Awards
 
  • CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame 2006
  • Volleyball Hall of Fame 2004
  • FIVB Tour Champion 1992 (Nancy Reno), 1993 (Liz Masakayan)
  • WPVA Best Hitter 1992
  • WPVA Best Offensive Player 1990
  • WPVA Best Setter 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • WPVA Most Valuable Player 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
1984 AVP 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
1986 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
1987 WPVA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $0.00 5.0 52nd 1 0 0 0 0
1988 P&R 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
1988 WPVA 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 $462.50 26.0 23rd 2 0 0 0 0
1989 P&R 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 $1,425.00     0 0 0 0 0
1989 WPVA 13 0 1 2 3 1 0 4 1 $10,451.00 164.0 12th 1 0 0 0 0
1990 WPVA 16 8 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 $41,350.00 416.0 2nd 0 0 0 0 0
1991 WPVA 17 12 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 $67,815.00 548.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
1992 WPVA 16 8 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 $65,487.50 452.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
1993 WPVA 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $65,025.00 388.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
1994 WPVA 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $83,010.00 492.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
1995 WPVA 11 3 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 $32,120.00 208.0 5th 0 0 0 0 0
1996 WPVA 14 3 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 $59,575.00 313.2 5th 0 0 0 0 0
1997 WPVA 12 3 3 1 0 5 0 0 0 $43,925.00 312.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0
1999 AVP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 $3,500.00     0 0 0 0 0
1999 USAV 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 $3,750.00 136.0 19th 0 0 0 0 0
2000 BVA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 $7,875.00 216.0 19th 2 0 0 0 0
2000 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $2,375.00 85.0 31st 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  150
(11th)
61
(3rd)
18 20 9 15 0 9 12 $488,146.00
(12th)
3,761.2   6 0 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
1992 FIVB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $9,500.00     0 0 0 0 0
1993 FIVB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $15,500.00 50.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
1994 FIVB 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 $22,250.00 107.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0
1995 FIVB 11 1 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 $55,125.00 177.0 5th 0 1 0 0 0
1996 FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 $59,125.00 398.0 24th 0 0 0 0 0
1997 FIVB 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 $12,900.00 273.0 34th 0 0 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 $17,425.00 476.5 20th 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500.00 72.0 76th 0 0 1 3 0
2000 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 7.0 217th 0 0 0 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  37
(239th)
6
(21st)
4 6 0 3 1 5 6 $193,325.00
(79th)
1,560.5   0 1 1 3 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  187
(13th)
67
(4th)
22 26 9 18 1 14 18 $681,471.00
(21st)
5,321.7   6 1 1 3 1
 
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