Foster grad Courtney Thompson enshrined in the Husky Hall of Fame

Courtney Thompson in her Husky heyday.

Courtney Thompson (BA 2006) accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish on the volleyball court:

  • High school state champion (three times).
  • NCAA national champion.
  • NCAA All-American (three times).
  • Honda Award (for NCAA player of the year).
  • Olympic medalist (twice).
  • World champion.

How do you top all that? With athletic immortality. In October, Thompson was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame, only the third player in her sport to receive this honor.

Now retired from competitive volleyball, Thompson has co-founded the Give It Back Foundation and recently joined Compete To Create, the high-performance consulting firm founded by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

Thomson at the 2012 Olympics (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)