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Gabrielle Reece - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsVolleyballGabrielle Reece Biography - Around The World In 15 Years, Chronology, Developed Passion For Golf, Contact Information, Further Information - SELECTED WRITINGS BY REECE:


1970 Born January 6, 1970 in La Jolla, California
1972 Divorce of Reece's mother and father
1972 Mother leaves Reece in Long Island with friends to go off and pursue a job training dolphins in Mexico City
1975 Reece's father is killed in a plane crash
1977 Mother sends for Reece to be sent to Puerto Rico to live with her and her new husband
1978 Moves to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands
1983 Diagnosed with an ulcer
1984 Divorce of mother and stepfather
1986 Moves to Florida where she begins participating in sports at a Christian high school
1986 Offered opportunity to model in Europe, which she declines due to her mother's disapproval
1988 Offered volleyball scholarship by Cecile Reynaud with Florida State University
1988 Begins modeling half the year in New York, going to college the other half
1991 Earns Bachelor of Arts from Florida State
1992 Begins playing beach volleyball professionally
1993 Works on MTV Sports and MTV's show The Extremists
1994 Begins playing for team Nike
1997 Co-authors book Big Girl in the Middle
1997 Marries long-time boyfriend, Laird Hamilton on November 30
1997 Ends four-person volleyball career
1999 Begins two-person volleyball career
2000 Begins training with Gravity Golf
2001 Begins working on golf with Butch Harmon School of Golf
2001 Files for divorce from Hamilton on January 20
2002 Appears in Discovery Channel's 15th edition of Shark Week
2002 Reconciles with husband Hamilton

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