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Karolyn Kirby - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsVolleyballKarolyn Kirby Biography - All-american Player, Introduced To Beach Volleyball, Dominates The Tour, Olympic Disappointment, Chronology


1961 Born in Brookline, Massachusetts
1975 Begins playing volleyball as a freshman in high school
1977 Plays on the junior Olympic team
1979 Attends Utah State University on a volleyball scholarship
1983 Transfers to University of Kentucky; named to the Olympic volleyball training team
1984 Named as an Olympic alternate
1987 Joins the Women's Professional Volleyball Association (WPVA) to play beach volleyball professionally
1993-95 Dominates the WPVA tour with partner Liz Masakayan
1996 Fails to make first official Olympic beach volleyball team after Masakayan sustains a knee injury
2000 Last season on tour
2001 Begins coaching

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