Kerri Walsh Jennings: 7 Things You Don’t Know About Me


Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings has competed in five Olympics and taken home three gold medals (and is hoping for her fourth this month). Still, as she tells Us Weekly in this exclusive “7 Things You Don’t Know About Me” video, the mom of three feels like she has more to do.

“I still haven’t figured out when I started kicking ass in volleyball,” says the Blue Diamond Almonds athlete. “I feel like I haven’t kicked ass enough yet. So I’m a work in progress.”

The outstanding athlete, who was famously pregnant with her third child, daughter Scout, 3, at the London Olympics, divulged to Us who she considers to be the greatest athlete of all time: Michael Jordan.

“He was the best in everything,” she says with no hesitation. “I think to be the best you’ve got to do it all, and he did it all, with enthusiasm and heart.”

Other reveals from the 38-year-old? Her adorable nickname: “Six Feet of Sunshine.”

Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot at Quixote Studios on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot at Quixote Studios on November 17, 2015, in Los Angeles. Harry How/Getty Images

“Well, I am over 6 feet. I am 6-feet-2 and a bit. My husband, [Casey Jennings], when we were falling in love and we were dating, he would always call me “Sunshine” and then he’d say, ‘Hey, Six Feet of Sunshine!’ And it would always make my heart pitter-patter. The origins of it are very, very sweet.”

To find out more about Walsh Jennings, including her pet peeves and how she balances her active competition schedule with her family, check out the video above!

Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrates a point during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool C match against Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird of Australia on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrates a point during the women’s beach volleyball preliminary round Pool C match against Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird of Australia on day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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