Gail Castro

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GAIL CASTRO

CAREER EARNINGS 8th, $211,378.63
BEST FINISH 1st, 3 times
1997 EVENTS 11
BEST FINISH 2nd, Deerfield Beach
1997 EARNINGS $13,447.50
1997 POINTS T16th, 180
1997 ACES 10th, 33


EXPERIENCE 11th Season
HEIGHT 5'11"
RESIDENCE Carlsbad, Calif.
BIRTHDATE Nov. 12, 1957
BIRTHPLACE Glendale, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL LaCrescenta
(Calif.) Crescenta '75
COLLEGE CS-Long Beach '80

GRAND SLAM: Castro is sixth in earnings ($65,430.25) by winning two of 32 grand slam events. Castro and Lori Forsythe teamed in 1991 to win the Shootout and U. S. Open. Castro has 15 top four finishes, including two wins, four seconds, five thirds and four fourths. Castro and Forsythe were the first team (men or women) to go through a shootout undefeated (1991 at Reno).

WPVA CAREER: Castro is eighth in earnings with $211,378.63. Castro has advanced to tournament final fours 64 times, including 32 with Forsythe (a WPVA record for a team). She has three career tour wins, 19 seconds, 20 thirds and 22 fourths.

Revised August 21, 1997

FIVB: Castro and Deb Richardson tied for ninth in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games as the pair qualified by finishing second in the United States Trials. Castro and Elaine Roque won the FIVB event in Puerto Rico Aug. 21, 1994. Castro is 28th in career earnings ($34,375) and has competed in 14 events. ue and Barbra Fontana, and once with Karolyn Kirby, Liz Masakayan, Dennie Shupryt-Knoop and Monique Oliver in two Top of the Tour events.

COLLEGE: Castro attended both Los Angeles (CA) Valley College (1975-77) and California State University at Long Beach (77-80). The 1976 LAVC team won the state title and placed second in 1977. She was all-conference at CSULB.

HIGH SCHOOL: Castro competed in volleyball, basketball and gymnastics at Crescenta where she was voted the school's top female athlete in 1975.

PERSONAL: Castro's parents are Marty and Marge Wolze. She has one sister (Jan). Her father played professional baseball. She was married June 1, 1985, to Larry Castro. The Castros have one son (Larry). Her hobbies are sewing, crafts, baking, dancing, and cross county and water skiing.

WPVA Career Statistics
Year Earnings Points Events 1 2 3 4 W L Aces
1987 887.50 95 9 0 0 0 1 25 18 NA
1988 4,450.00 150 9 0 0 1 4 28 18 NA
1989 11,735.50 224 15 0 0 2 5 53 28 NA
1990 18,387.50 292 16 0 1 4 1 59 34 NA
1991 45,575.00 420 17 3 4 3 2 75 29 NA
1992 16,753.13 288 16 0 1 0 1 51 35 72
1993 23,875.00 300 14 0 6 3 3 60 30 80
1994 35,380.00 404 14 0 5 4 2 58 27 72
1995 21,450.00 208 14 0 1 3 2 47 32 111
1996 19,437.50 188 12 0 0 0 0 39 28 21
1997 13,447.50 180 11 0 1 0 1 28 23 33
WPVA 211,378.63 2,749 147 3 19 20 22 523 302 389
FIVB 34,375.00 281 14 1 0 0 1 52 32 NA
Trials .00 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0
96Oly .00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 NA
Totals 245,753.63 3,030 163 4 20 20 23 580 337 389


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