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Barb Birnbaum:
 
Barb Belding Birnbaum
United States  
 
Season Summaries 1994-2004
 
1994 Women's Professional Volleyball Association
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
4/16-17 Isla Verde Michelle Hughes 24 17   4
W1: l. Krista Blomquist / Johanna Wright (9)  4-15
C1: d. Michelle Chryst / Kathy Gedney (25)  15-12
C2: l. Marie Andersson / Bev Lidyoff (11)  13-15
4/23-25 Fort Lauderdale Stephanie Nelson 21 17   4
W1: l. Kristine Middeler / Ali Wood (12)  12-15
C1: d. Nancy Brookhart / Shelly Miller (28)  15-5
C2: l. Heather Hafner / Shannon Millen (7)  0-15     
4/30-5/1 Austin Amy Prout 25 17   4
W1: l. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach (8)  14-16
C1: d. Julia Celotto / Mindy Czuleger (24)  15-5
C2: l. Kristine Middeler / Ali Wood (11)  1-15
5/13-15 New Orleans Amy Prout 24 17   4
W1: l. Krista Blomquist / Johanna Wright (9)  4-15
C1: d. Emily Bridson / Laura Smith (25)  15-0
C2: l. Kengelin Bell / Christine Podraza (11)  7-15
5/28-29 Myrtle Beach Mindy Czuleger 22 17   4
W1: l. Lucy Han / Helen Reale (11)  7-15
C1: d. Lisa Gathright / Ann Schirman (27)  15-1
C2: l. Kengelin Bell / Christine Podraza (9)  8-15
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
6/4-5 San Diego Melanie Sullivan 20 17   6
W1: l. Danalee Bragado-Corso / Ali Wood (13)  12-15
C1: d. Shannon Nembach / Deanne Johnson (29)  15-3
C2: l. Kristi Atkinson / Mary Hegarty (18)  14-16
6/18-19 Hermosa Beach Melanie Sullivan 21 25   1
W1: l. Natalie Cook / Anita Spring (12)  9-15
C1: l. Julia Celotto / Jeanne Goldsmith (28)  9-15
6/24-26 Sacramento Kathy Garfield 26 25   1
W1: l. Janice Harrer / Johanna Wright (7)  3-15
C1: l. Franci Van Zwieten / Toni Weston (23)  8-15
7/9-10 Santa Cruz Alissa Evans-Lund 25 17   4
W1: l. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach (8)  3-15
C1: d. Jackie Auzias de Turenne / Beth Schuler (24)  15-8
C2: l. Lisa Gathright / Ann Schirman (22)  7-15
7/23-24 Pismo Beach Michelle Chryst 23 25   0
W1: l. Kristi Atkinson / Danalee Bragado-Corso (10)  3-15
C1: l. Cherry Simkins / Darina Staneva (26)  10-15
8/13-14 Santa Monica Ali Wood 1 9 $37.50  
W2: l. Katy Eldridge / Jennifer Meredith (16)  9-15
C1: d. Connie Gibbon / Gina Pillitiere (14)  15-11
C2: d. Cherry Simkins / Darina Staneva (9)  15-7
C3: l. Julia Celotto / Elizabeth Chavez (2)  11-15
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/19-21 Manhattan Beach Mindy Czuleger 25 25   1
W1: l. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach (8)  8-15
C1: l. Jackie Auzias de Turenne / Beth Schuler (24)  9-15
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 9-24  
Points Scored-Allowed: 320-414
Tournaments Played: 12
Best Finish: 9th
Winnings: $38
Points: 33
Ranking: 50th
 
1995 Women's Professional Volleyball Association
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
4/8-9 Deerfield Beach Melanie Sullivan 21 25   1
W1: l. Janice Harrer / Karrie Poppinga (12)  8-15
C1: l. Mindy Rich / Teri Schroeder (28)  5-15
4/22-23 Austin Lisa Gathright 24 25   1
W1: l. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach (9)  0-15
C1: l. Mary Baily / Michelle Hughes (25)  3-15
7/8-9 Old Orchard Beach Mary Hegarty 22 17   4
W1: l. Jenny Griffith / Pat Keller (11)  11-15
C1: d. Katie Henderson / C.C. Sandorfi (27)  15-7
C2: l. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach (8)  4-15
7/22-23 Pismo Beach Dez Leipham 19 17    
W1: d. Evelyn Conley / Valinda Roche (14)  15-10
W2: l. Marla O'Hara / Ali Wood (3)  5-15
C2: l. Katy Haller / Jen Wrightson (32)  9-15
8/5-6 Portland Dez Leipham 26 25 $50.00 1
W1: l. Patty Dodd / Christine Podraza (7)  7-15
C1: l. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach (10)  5-15
8/11-13 Long Beach Dez Leipham 23 17 $100.00  
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 2-10  
Points Scored-Allowed: 87-167
Tournaments Played: 6
Best Finish: 17th (3 times)
Winnings: $150
Points: 7
Ranking: 70th
 
1996 Women's Professional Volleyball Association
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
4/27-28 Carolina Beach Mary Baily 21 17   8
W1: l. Marie Andersson / Pat Keller (12)  3-15
C1: d. Nancy Boutet / Mary-Ellen Towne (28)  15-4
C2: l. Karrie Poppinga / Christine Podraza (7)  6-15
5/3-5 Hermosa Beach Mindy Czuleger Q2 33   3
5/18-19 San Diego Jackie Auzias de Turenne 25 25   4
W1: l. Christine Podraza / Karrie Poppinga (8)  3-15
C1: l. Rhonda Kottke / Veronica Sanchez (24)  7-15
5/31-6/2 Austin Jackie Auzias de Turenne 24 25   4
W1: l. Krista Blomquist / Wendy Fletcher (9)  0-15
C1: l. Mary Baily / Shaney Fink (25)  7-15
6/15-16 Ocean City Jackie Auzias de Turenne 23 17   8
W1: l. Krista Blomquist / Wendy Fletcher (10)  1-15
C1: d. Stacy Kammes / Amy Matthews (26)  15-6
C2: l. Danalee Bragado-Corso / Lynda Johnson-Black (12)  4-15
6/29-30 Newport Alicia Scott 22 17   8
W1: l. Wendy Fletcher / Leanne McSorley (11)  4-15
C1: d. Shannon Misek / Gina Pillitiere (27)  15-8
C2: l. Marie Andersson / Pat Keller (9)  3-15
7/13-14 Chicago Stephanie Nelson 21 25   4
W1: l. Marie Andersson / Pat Keller (12)  10-15
C1: l. Laurie Ruser / Wendy Whiting (28)  11-15
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/20-21 Long Beach Jackie Auzias de Turenne 21 25   3.6
W1: l. Alissa Evans-Lund / Nancy Reynolds (12)  10-15
C1: l. Shannon Misek / Gina Pillitiere (28)  12-15
8/16-18 Huntington Beach Sharman Mitchell 28 25   4
W1: l. Patty Dodd / Christine Podraza (5)  7-15
C1: l. Mary Baily / Shaney Fink (21)  2-15
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 3-16  
Points Scored-Allowed: 135-258
Tournaments Played: 9
Best Finish: 17th (3 times)
Points: 46.6
Ranking: 56th
 
1997 Women's Professional Volleyball Association
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/31-6/1 San Diego Robin Enciso Q6 37   1
8/8-10 Hermosa Beach Gracie Santana-Baeni 31 25   4
W1: l. Barbra Fontana / Linda Hanley (3)  6-15
C1: l. Julie McGarr / Jeanette Simenson (19)  10-15
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 16-30
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 25th
Points: 5
Ranking: 105th
 
2000 Beach Volleyball America
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/12-14 Oceanside Erin Galli Q11,22 17 $516.00 16
Q2: d. Jennifer Holdren / Kim Zuffelato (Q6)  15-5 (0:31)
Q3: d. Dianna Evans / Helen Reale (Q3,20)  15-8 (0:48)
W1: l. Gayle Stammer / Wendy Stammer (Q2,11)  7-15 (0:33)
C1: l. Gail Castro Kehl / Caren Kemner (12)  4-15 (0:37)
5/20-21 Santa Monica Erin Galli Q6 25   8
Q1: d. Kaili Kimura / Kelly Rowe (Q11)  15-12
Q2: l. Allison Block / Pat Keller (Q3,17)  12-15
Q4: l. Sarah Schroeder / Teri Van Dyke (Q9,22)  8-15
7/7-9 Seal Beach Erin Galli Q8,19 17 $516.00 16
Q1: d. Kirsten Niedung / Sabrina Pozzi (Q25)  15-3 (0:14)
Q2: d. Laura Higgins / Caron Janc (Q9)  15-10 (0:27)
Q3: d. Natacha Nelson / Gina Zottola (Q16)  15-5 (0:18)
W1: l. Marla O'Hara / Kristin Schritter (14)  6-15 (0:19)
C1: l. Marsha Miller / Lia Young (13)  11-15 (0:36)
8/11-13 Pismo Beach Erin Galli Q4,19 17 $516.00 16
Q2: d. Jackie Campbell / Charlotte Roach    15-12
Q3: l. Dianne DeNecochea / Missy Ross (Q5,18)  2-15
Q7: d. Kristy Kierulff / Brandy Kosty    15-4
W1: l. Julie Deckert / Liz Pagano (14)  10-15 (0:38)
C1: l. Gail Castro Kehl / Marla O'Hara (13)  10-15 (0:45)
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/19-20 Long Beach Erin Galli 21 17 $516.00 16
W1: d. Patty Dodd / Marla O'Hara (12)  by Forfeit
W2: l. Leanne McSorley / Jennifer Meredith (5)  8-15 (0:29)
C1: l. Caron Janc / Barbara Khozam (22)  14-16 (0:30)
8/26-27 San Diego Erin Galli 23 17 $516.00 16
W1: l. Stephanie Cox / Katy Eldridge (10)  7-15 (0:32)
C1: l. Danalee Bragado-Corso / Ali Wood (8)  3-15 (0:20)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 9-13  
Points Scored-Allowed: 222-255
Tournaments Played: 6
Best Finish: 17th (5 times)
Winnings: $2,580
Points: 88
Ranking: 46th
 
2002 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/24-26 Huntington Beach Karen Holman Q17 29   16
6/7-9 Hermosa Beach Karen Holman Q19 29   19
6/14-16 Santa Barbara Alicia Polzin Q24 35   11
8/8-10 Manhattan Beach Saralyn Smith 31 25 $50.00 24
W1: l. Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan (2)  19-21, 15-21 (0:43)     
C1: l. Michelle Hughes / Liz Pagano (18)  17-21, 17-21 (0:41)     
8/22-24 Chicago Saralyn Smith 22 17 $300.00 43
W1: l. Monique Oliver / Ashley Bowles (11)  18-21, 14-21 (0:37)     
C1: l. Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson / Heidi Ilustre (12)  13-21, 11-21 (0:35)     
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-4  
Sets Won-Lost: 0-8  
Points Scored-Allowed: 124-168
Tournaments Played: 5
Best Finish: 17th
Winnings: $350
Points: 113
Ranking: 60th
 
2003 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
4/4-6 Fort Lauderdale Saralyn Smith Q12 27   9
4/25-27 Tempe Saralyn Smith Q9,24 17 $250.00 36
W1: l. Jennifer Kessy / Jenny Pavley (9)  14-21, 17-21 (0:35)     
C1: l. Danalee Bragado-Corso / Jaimie Lee (10)  21-19, 22-24, 8-15 (0:59)     
6/6-8 Hermosa Beach Saralyn Smith Q7 27   11
6/13-15 San Diego Saralyn Smith Q10,23 17 $250.00 36
W1: l. Danalee Bragado-Corso / Jaimie Lee (10)  16-21, 21-23 (0:40)     
C1: l. Angie Akers / Sarah Straton (8)  10-21, 14-21 (0:35)     
7/25-27 Belmar Saralyn Smith Q7,22 17 $250.00 36
W1: d. Paula Roca / Gracie Santana-Baeni (11)  15-21, 21-13, 18-16 (1:05)     
W2: l. Linda Hanley / Liz Masakayan (6)  14-21, 21-23 (0:50)     
C1: l. Barbara Khozam / Kristin Schritter (Q4,21)  14-21, 14-21 (0:37)     
8/7-9 Manhattan Beach Saralyn Smith Q3,26 25   21.5
W1: l. Linda Hanley / Liz Masakayan (7)  15-21, 15-21 (0:41)     
C1: l. Barbara Khozam / Kristin Schritter (23)  15-21, 17-21 (0:48)     
8/14-16 Huntington Beach Saralyn Smith Q8 27   11
8/28-30 Chicago Saralyn Smith Q6 27   11
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-8  
Sets Won-Lost: 3-17  
Points Scored-Allowed: 322-406
Tournaments Played: 8
Best Finish: 17th (3 times)
Winnings: $750
Points: 171.5
Ranking: 54th
 
2004 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/28-30 Huntington Beach Jill Muhe Q2 33   9
Q2: d. Rene Rozunko / Kelly McGlothlin (Q34)  21-17, 21-15 (0:37)
Q3: l. Makalani Hovey / Amber Willey (Q15,31)  17-21, 21-13, 14-16 (0:55)
6/11-13 San Diego Jill Muhe Q8 35   6
Q2: l. Erin Byrd / Jeanette Simenson (Q25)  21-19, 19-21, 10-15 (0:57)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 4-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 144-137
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 33rd
Points: 15
Ranking: 149th
 

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