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Caren Kemner

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January 08, 1996

Position: Outside Hitter
Olympic #: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
DOB: April 16, 1965
Hometown: Quincy, Illinois
College: Arizona
Team USA Since: 1985

Major International Competition:
1995 World Cup
1995 World Grand Prix (gold)
1993 FIVB Grand Champions Cup
1993 NORCECA Championships (silver)
1992 FIVB Super Four (bronze)
1992 Olympics (bronze)
1991 World Cup
1991 World Gala
1991 NORCECA(silver)
1990 World Championships (bronze)
1990 Goodwill Games
1988 Olympics
1987 NORCECA (silver)
1986 Goodwill Games (bronze)
1986 World Championships
1985 NORCECA (silver)

Highlights With USA National Team:
Returned to USA program in June 1995, after playing professionally in Japan

saw limited action in 1993 after playing in Italy

named to all-spectacular team at '93 FIVB Grand Champions Cup

selected to the all-spectacular team at the '92 Olympics after leading USA to bronze medal with team-high 127 kills and seven aces

member of all-spectacular team at the 1992 FIVB Super Four

in 1992, named to all-tournament team (top server) at China Tournament and MVP at Wuhan Tournament

tabbed 1991 FIVB most valuable player and most outstanding player at '91 World Cup, where United States qualified for '92 Olympics

in 1991, named to World All-Star squad and helped team sweep a pair of matches from Soviet Union at '91 World Gala, tallying 36 kills in the two matches

top defender at '91 NORCECA and all-tournament pick at Hong Kong Cup

nominated for 1990 and 1991 Sullivan Award, presented annually to the outstanding amateur athlete in the country

maintained status among world's elite at '90 FIVB Super Four tournament in Japan -- garnered all-tournament honors by leading competition in passing, and placing third in hitting and fourth in blocking

came back to USA program in July, 1990 after one-year hiatus

compiled 66 kills, 18 blocks and passed a team-leading 119 serves in five matches at '88 Olympics

selected to play in 1987 (Peru) and 1989 (Singapore) FIVB World All-Star Galas, but did not attend

named MVP at '87 NORCECA

six-time recipient of USOC Female Volleyball Athlete of the Year -- 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992

five-time winner USA team MVP award

originally joined program in March, 1985

Other Volleyball Achievements:
Played for Club Atletico Sorocaba in Brazil in 1993-94, whichreached the semifinals

competed for Ravenna Il Messaggero in Italy (1992-93)and guided them to second-place finish

spent 1989-90 campaign playing in Italian Professional League -- Telcom-Milan

College/High School:
Played two years at University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

second-team all-America and first-team all-conference pick as sophomore

also played on Wildcats' softball team

inducted into Arizona Hall of Fame in 1992

coached at UA by Rosie Wegrich

a 1983 graduate of Notre Dame High School, Quincy, Ill.

led team to three consecutive state volleyball titles (1980-82)

three-time all-America and all-state selection

listed on 1983 Volleyball Monthly Fab 50 roster, and further honored as member of 1990 All-Time Fab 50 elite

outstanding prep basketball and softball player

coached at NDHS by William Starkey

captured USVBA all-America and co-Rookie of the Year honors

Personal:
Born in Quincy, IlIinois.

studied physical education at Arizona

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