Courtney Thompson

Courtney Thompson

Rio de Janeiro Volei Clube
United States
Birth Date
Birth Place
170 cm
66 kg
Hiking, board games, reading, guitar
Favorite Book
Tuesdays with Morrie

 Position: Setter

Height: 5-8
Hometown: Kent, Washington
College: Washington
Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1984
Joined Team: January 2007

Most Notable

2012 Olympic Games silver medalist; started quarterfinal match leading Team USA to 3-0 win over Dominican Republic
Helped U.S. Women capture 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal
Subject of movie "Court & Spark: A Volleyball Documentary"

2014 - Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...USA Volleyball Cup vs Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th in Preliminary)
2013 - USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round.
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Olympic Games (Silver).
2011 - Pan American Games (Bronze).
2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...Pan American Cup (Bronze).
2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth).
2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place), Pan American Games (Bronze Medal), World Grand Prix (Eighth Place).

Did You Know

Helped University of Washington win 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship title
Three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team selection and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as selected by CoSIDA while playing at Washington
Set then-Pac-10 record for career assists with 6,552, which was third-best in NCAA history
First female player at University of Washington to have her collegiate jersey retired
As junior at University of Washington, earned Honda Sports Award as best volleyball player and was a finalist for the award as a senior
Valedictorian of Kentlake High School (Kent, Wash.) graduating class
Led Kentlake High School (Kent, Wash.) to three state volleyball championships and also earned all-state in basketball as a senior
The Big Blurb
Courtney Thompson on Confidence: "I have always felt, not to sound cocky or anything, I am here to do something special. I know I can do it. But that doesn't mean I never doubted myself. There were always moments where I was like, 'Are you kidding me, like am I really doing this.' But I always felt like I could." - Generation IX Starring USA Volleyball's Courtney Thompson


  • Position Setter
  • Selection Olympic (8) - W.C. (13) - Other (115)
  • International Debut Colima, Mexico
  • Current Club Rio de Janeiro Volei Clube
  • Spike 276
  • Block 263