Kerri Walsh To Appear At Stanford Volleyball Home Opener

Sept. 8, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Former Stanford great Kerri Walsh '00 will make an appearance at the Stanford women's volleyball home opener Thursday night. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will sign autographs prior to the Stanford-New Mexico State match, and will be honored on the court after set two.

Walsh is scheduled to sign autographs at the marketing table in the concourse of Maples Pavilion from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm, just prior to the start of Stanford's home opener Thursday. Fans will also receive free schedule magnets at the opening match.

One of the best players to ever wear a Stanford uniform, Walsh is one of six four-time AVCA All-Americans in Cardinal history. She helped Stanford to a pair of NCAA titles in 1996 and 1997, carried the team to the Final Four three times and helped it win four Pac-10 championships. She was named the AVCA Co-National Player of the Year in 1999, and remains among the school's top-10 in career kills (1,553), digs (1,285), blocks (502) and hitting percentage (.358).

In Beijing this summer, Walsh and partner Misty May-Treanor made a dominating run through the women's beach tournament to become the first beach team, men or women, to defend a gold medal. The pair never lost a set in seven matches and defeated the top-seeded Chinese team in front of its home crowd, 21-18, 21-18, to claim the gold. Walsh sealed the gold with a kill right down the center, clinching her 100th career tournament win and the pair's 108th consecutive victory.

Walsh's appearance marks the first of 12 promotional events at Stanford's home matches this season. Each match features a different promotion including giveaways, discounts and other special deals. Click here for a complete version of the 2007 Promotional Schedule. Also this week, Stanford will celebrate Camper Reunion Night on Friday and will have a poster/autograph night following Saturday night's match against Santa Clara.

Season and individual match tickets are available by calling 1-800-STANFORD or online at GoStanford.com.

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