UNH'S KIRBY NAMED TO USA VOLLEYBALL'S 75th ANNIVERSARY TEAM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- University of New Hampshire assistant women's volleyball coach Karolyn Kirby was named to the 75th anniversary Pro Beach Volleyball International All-Era Team, which was announced Jan. 29 by USA Volleyball. Kirby has been an assistant at UNH since July 2003 and she helped guide the Wildcats to the 2003 America East championship and a berth in the NCAA Championships.

Kirby is being recognized for her accomplishments during her professional beach volleyball career. She won more event titles (67) than any other woman on the pro beach circuits. She ranks sixth overall in career winnings with $681,471 and has participated in 187 beach events, which also places her sixth all-time. She won FIVB world titles with Nancy Reno in 1992 and Liz Masakayan in 1993. While teamed up with Masakayan the duo won 29 events ranking them third all-time in the team title list. She was also the WPVA's Most Valuable Player in 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994.

The All-Era teams were selected by a committee comprised of members from the USA Volleyball staff, the Association of Volleyball Professionals, the California Beach Volleyball Association, and other regional outdoor groups.

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