Caren Kemner
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-1 Weight: 175
Birthdate: April 16, 1965
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
College: Arizona
Team USA member since: 1985 Major international competitions: 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, which reached 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 April 16, 1965 in Quincy, Ill. ... studied physical education at Arizona.