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Most Outstanding Achievements

Kerri’s career in Beach Volleyball spans over 13 years (1993 - 2006.) Before that she represented Australia in Indoor Volleyball (six a-side) for 10 years (1982 – 1992). 

Apart from her Olympic Medals her most coveted award was together with Natalie Cook. They were selected as one of the International Beach Volleyball Teams of the Decade for 1990-2000.


Kerri was also announced as one of the South Australia Sport’s Institutes Best of the Best athletes over the past 25 years – 2007.


Kerri was part of Australia's No 1 Beach Volleyball team for nine consecutive years. In 2007 Kerri was inducted into the USA’s Volleyball Hall of Fame.


An amazing achievement considering she is the only Australian inducted to date.



  • Olympic Games
  • World Championships
  • Goodwill Games
  • World Beach Volleyball Tour


Sydney 2000 - Kerri clocked the world's fastest serve at 85km/ph


Atlanta 1996 - Kerri clocked the world's fastest serve at 75km/ph