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7 2017 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIANS ARIZONA Country Year Kim Glass USA 2008 Caren Kemner USA 1988, 92, 96 Melissa "Missy" McLinden USA 1988 ARIZONA STATE Country Year Tammy Webb-Leibl USA 1988, 92, 96 CALIFORNIA Country Year Carli Lloyd USA 2016 Holly McPeak USA 1996, 00, 04 OREGON STATE Country Year Selina Scobie Australia 2000 STANFORD Country Year Foluke Akinradewo USA 2012 Barbara Fontana-Harris USA 1996 Kristin Klein USA 1996 Ogonna Nnamani USA 2004, 2008 Bev Oden USA 1996 Kim Oden USA 1988, 92 Nancy Reno USA 1996 Logan Tom USA 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 Kerri Walsh Jennings USA 2000 Kerri Walsh Jennings (Beach) USA 2004, 08, 12, 16 UCLA Country Year Elisabeth Bachman USA 2004 Jeanne Beauprey Reeves USA 1984 Annett Buckner Davis USA 2000, 04 Greg Giovanazzi USA 1992 Linda Hanley USA 1996 Lauren Fendrick (Beach) USA 2016 Jenny Johnson Jordan USA 2000, 04 Laurie Lewis USA 1968 Karsta Lowe USA 2016 Liz Masakayan USA 1988 Holly McPeak USA 1996, 00, 04 Tauna Vandeweghe USA 1984 Elaine Youngs USA 1996, 04, 08 USC Country Year Carolyn Becker USA 1980, 84 Patty Lucas Bright USA 1964, 68 Bibiana Candelas Mexico 2008 Nicole Davis USA 2008, 2012 Debbie Green Vargas USA 1980, 84 Kathryn Ann Heck USA 1968 Asia Kaczor Poland 2008 Jennifer Kessy (Beach) USA 2012 Debbie Landreth Brown USA 1980 Miki McFadden Briggs USA 1968 Terry Place Brandel USA 1980 Terry Place Brandel West Germany 1984 April Ross (Beach) USA 2012, 16 Kim Ruddins USA 1984, 88 Debora Seilhamer Puerto Rico 2016 Paula Weishoff USA 1984, 92, 96 Sue Woodstra USA 1980, 84 WASHINGTON Country Year Tamari Miyashiro USA 2012 Janine Sandell Great Britain 2012 Courtney Thompson USA 2012, 16 COACHES Jeanne Beauprey Reeves (UCLA) USA 1996 (Asst.) Karch Kiraly (UCLA) USA 2012 (Asst.) Liz Masakayan (UCLA) USA 2008 Fred Sturm (STAN) USA 1988 Paula Weishoff (USC) USA 2012 (Asst.) OTHER April Lau (UCLA) USA 2012 (Delegation Head) PAC-12 WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIANS The nation's leader in NCAA Championships with 500, it is no surprise the Pac-12 Conference has had a big influence in international competition, including the Olympic Games. The 2016 Games were no exception. The Conference was well represented in Rio with 277 athletes, coaches and officials with league ties participating, outpacing all other collegiate conferences, also representing 47 countries in 23 sports. It marked the third-consecutive Olympics the Conference had at least 250 delegates. Pac-12 athletes won 55 medals (25 gold, 13 silver, 17 gold) in Rio, which would have ranked fifth in total medals if the Conference were a nation and ranked fourth in the gold-medal count. Individually, 63 different Pac-12 athletes claimed 92 medals, including 49 golds. In track, USA's Ashton Eaton (ORE) claimed the title of "World's Greatest Athlete" for the second time, tying his Olympic record in the decathlon, and Emma Coburn (COLO) set an American record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase In the swimming pool, Pac-12 athletes were responsible for setting or contribut- ing to seven Olympic records and four world records. Other significant milestones included USA's A l l y s o n F e l i x (USC) became the most deco- r a t e d f e m a l e American track & field athlete in Olympics his- tory; USA's Mat- thew Centrowitz (ORE) winning the first Ameri- can gold in the 1,500 meters in 108 years. USA teammate and fellow Duck alumnus Galen Rupp (ORE) won bronze in the men's marathon, becoming the first American to medal in the event in 12 years. Nia Ali (USC) was part of the first-ever women's USA sweep of any track & field event, going 1-2-3 in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Andre De Grasse (USC) became the first Canadian to medal in three different medal events. Coburn and Jenny Simpson (1,500 meters) are the first American women to medal in their respective events. Played at the most impressive venue in London in 2012, the stands at the Horse Guards Parade were packed for the gold- medal match between Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings (STAN) and Misty May-Treanor, and April Ross (USC) and Jennifer Kessy (USC). Considered the best-ever duo on the sand, Walsh and May-Treanor claimed gold for the third-straight Games. Walsh Jennings went on to claim her fourth-straight medal in 2016, winning bronze with Kessey as her new partner. Former Bruin Karch Kiraly led the USA women, with a roster that included three Pac-12 players, to a second-straight silver indoor medal. Pac-12 competitors won medals for five different countries. Nine of the 12 Pac-12 schools were represented on the medal podium. Stanford claimed 27 individual medals, the most of any university in the country with the top-three winning medal-winning institutions coming from the Pac-12 — California and USC's 21 medals tying for second-most. UCLA had nine medalists, Oregon had six, Washington had four, Colorado had two, and Arizona and Washington State had one each.

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