Award Winners

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MOST OUTSTANDING

And also awarded Best Server, Best Setter, Best Blocker

Phil Dalhausser

Phil Dalhausser

United States

  • Age 35 (Jan 26, 1980)
  • Height 206 cm
  • Partner Sean Rosenthal

Greatest Success

  • Olympic Champion2008
  • World Champion2007

MOST OUTSTANDING

And also awarded Best Offensive Player, Best Blocker and Most Inspirational

Kerri Walsh-Jennings

Kerri Walsh-Jennings

United States

  • Age 36 (Aug 15, 1978)
  • Height 190 cm
  • Partner April Ross

Greatest Success

  • Olympic Champion2004, 2008, 2012
  • World Champion2003, 2005, 2007

BEST HITTER

Janis Smedins

Janis Smedins

Latvia

  • Age 27 (Jun 31, 1987)
  • Height 190 cm
  • Partner Alexandrs Samoilovs

Greatest Success

  • Olympic Bronze medalist2012

BEST HITTER

Talita Antunes

Talita Antunes

Brazil

  • Age 32 (Aug 29, 1982)
  • Height 181 cm
  • Partner Larissa Franca

Greatest Success

  • World Championships Bronze Medalist2009

BEST SERVER

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Karla Borger

Karla Borger

Germany

  • Age 26 (Nov 22, 1988)
  • Height 180 cm
  • Partner Britta Büthe

Greatest Success

  • World Championships Silver Medalist2013

BEST SETTER

And also awarded Best Defensive Player

Larissa Franca

Larissa Franca

Brazil

  • Age 32 (Apr 22, 1982)
  • Height 174 cm
  • Partner Talita Antunes

Greatest Success

  • World Champion2011

BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER

Paolo Nicolai

Paolo Nicolai

Italy

  • Age 26 (Aug 6, 1988)
  • Height 204 cm
  • Partner Daniele Lupo

Greatest Success

  • European Champion2014

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Melissa Humana-Paredes

Melissa Humana-Paredes

Canada

  • Age 22 (Oct 10, 1992)
  • Height 175 cm
  • Partner Taylor Pischke

Greatest Success

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BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER

Bruno Oscar Schmidt

Bruno Oscar Schmidt

Brazil

  • Age 28 (Oct 10, 1986)
  • Height 175 cm
  • Partner Alison Cerutti

Greatest Success

  • World Champion2015

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Juliana Felisberta Silva

Juliana Felisberta Silva

Brazil

  • Age 31 (Jul 22, 1983)
  • Height 177 cm
  • Partner Maria Elisa Antonelli

Greatest Success

  • World Champion2011

MOST INSPIRATIONAL

Jake Gibb

Jake Gibb

United States

  • Age 39 (Feb 6, 1976)
  • Height 200 cm
  • Partner Casey Patterson

Greatest Success

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SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Emanuel Rego

Emanuel Rego

Brazil

  • Age 41 (Apr 15, 1973)
  • Height 190 cm
  • Partner Ricardo

Greatest Success

  • Olympic Champion2004
  • Silver Medalist2012
  • Bronze Medalist2008
  • World Champion1999, 2003, 2011

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Tri Bourne

Tri Bourne

United States

  • Age 25 (Jun 20, 1989)
  • Height 195 cm
  • Partner John Hyden

Greatest Success

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