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Kami CRAIG
Sport Water Polo
NOC United States   
GenderWomen
Born21 Jul 1987 in Camarillo, CA, USA
Height1.80 m
Weight 88 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Cassady
Residence
Long Beach, CA, USA
Occupation
Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy, Sociology - University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four and took up water polo at age 12 in Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She became involved in water polo through swimming. One of her friends suggested she try it.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Australia
General Interest
Hobbies
Surfing, going to the beach, hiking, dancing. (teamusa.org, 07 Jul 2016; nbcolympics.com, 16 Jun 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has a stuffed animal cat called 'Mama Kitty' who has travelled with her to every practice and game since she was age 12. (nbcolympics.com, 16 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2015 Intercontinental Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. (nzherald.co.nz, 03 May 2015)

She was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2010 World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand. (usawaterpolo.org, 2014)

She was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2010 World League Super Final in La Jolla, CA, United States. (usawaterpolo.org, 2014)

She received the Peter J. Cutino Award in 2009 and 2010. It is given annually to the best male and female water polo player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA]. (usctrojans.com, 18 Aug 2014)

In 2010 she was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the NCAA Tournament. She was also named in the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches [ACWPC] All-America first team, the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation [MPSF] first team and the MPSF All-Tournament team. (usctrojans.com, 18 Aug 2014)

In 2009 she was named MPSF Player of the Year and MVP of the MPSF Tournament. She was also named in the ACWPC All-America first team, the All-MPSF first team and the NCAA All-Tournament first team. (usctrojans.com, 18 Aug 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive water polo after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (excellesports.com, 03 Mar 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
1 2012 London, ENG Team  
2 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
1 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
1 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
1 2010 Christchurch, NZL Team  
4 2006 Tianjin, CHN Team  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2015 Toronto, CAN Team  
1 2011 Guadalajara, MEX Team  
1 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team