A native California resident, Kerri Walsh Jennings knows her way around the sand. She started playing volleyball very early on, following in the footsteps of her mother and father who were both superstar athletes.
Kerri’s career took off in college when she became the second player in NCAA history to be named First-Team All-American for all four seasons.
Shortly after, Kerri joined the 2000 Olympic Team. In 2001, she moved her game to the beach and paired up with Misty May-Treanor. Kerri and teammate Misty went on to become gold medalists in beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Now ASICS America welcomes three-time Olympic beach volleyball player, Kerri Walsh Jennings, to its growing team of elite athletes.
“ASICS believes in performing to your greatest ability while striving for continuous improvement, one of many reasons I am ecstatic to join the team,” Walsh Jennings commented. “As an athlete, the adrenaline rush from fierce competition is what pushes me to better my best every day. I look forward to making my relationship with the brand official, and testing my limits with the new line of ASICS women’s performance swimsuits this season.”
A primary focus for the brand in 2014 will be to continue efforts expanding its presence in the beach volleyball space, as evidenced by its title sponsorship of the 2014 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball for the second year in a row.
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“Kerri’s passion for the sport is contagious and it captures the public’s imagination, which makes her an incredibly exciting addition to our roster of elite ASICS athletes,” commented ASICS America athlete manager, Kelly O’Rourke.
The partnership launches as Kerri makes her U.S. debut after the birth of her third child this season at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball on July 22-27 in Long Beach, Calif.
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Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived.
The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic shoes, apparel and accessories.