Kim Willoughby

Kim Willoughby

American volleyball player, 2008 Olympic participant
Date of Birth: 07.11.1980
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Kim Willoughby
  2. Participation in the Olympics

Biography of Kim Willoughby

Kim Mary Willoughby was born on November 7, 1980, in Houma, Louisiana. She grew up in Napoleonville, Louisiana, and later moved to Colorado Springs, CO, where she currently lives and trains. Willoughby attended Assumption High School, where she not only played volleyball but also excelled in track and field and basketball. She led her high school volleyball team to the State Championship and was named Louisiana Player of the Year. Later, the talented athlete had a successful college career, and in 2003, she was named National Player of the Year. Willoughby also helped her team, Rainbow Wahine, reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament. Throughout her career, Willoughby made 194 aces and 291 blocks and played 459 matches, establishing herself as one of the best volleyball players in NCAA history. After her college career, Willoughby continued to compete at the professional club level and participated in national tournaments and competitions.

Participation in the Olympics

The year 2008 was a decisive one in Willoughby's career. Thanks to her incredible talent, she managed to make it into the national team. Her performances with the USA team began just a few months before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing. In August of that year, Willoughby and her team arrived in China. In the initial matches, she showcased her brilliance by scoring a significant number of points and making a crucial contribution to the team's overall performance. In the end, the United States team reached the final.

Unfortunately, the American women were unable to win and secure the gold medal. Despite the disappointment, Willoughby was very satisfied with her performance. Moreover, this was just the beginning – the debut of the young and talented American at such a high level. Willoughby's career with the US national team was just starting, and significant victories are still ahead.