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Karolyn Kirby Biography

All-american Player, Introduced To Beach Volleyball, Dominates The Tour, Olympic Disappointment, Chronology

1961-

American beach volleyball player

During her 16-year career as a professional beach volleyball player, Kirby, who stands five-feet, eleven inches tall, had a record 67 tournament wins (61 domestic; 6 international) and career total earnings of $681,471 ($488,146 domestic; $193,325 international). Partnered with Liz Masakayan from 1993 to 1995, the pair formed the winningest team in the history of the game, posting a tournament record of 26-8, including a 55-match win streak and an overall match record of 183-20.

Sketch by Kari Bethel

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