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Corinne Quiggle

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Corinne Quiggle is my guest today. A professional beach volleyball player, Corinne has already traveled extensively around the states and internationally. We talk about the current status of the upcoming volleyball season and how the Covid19 lockdown could potentially affect the season.

She talks about her love of travel and how playing professional volleyball is a blessing to see so many countries and their cultures.

“I ended up going camel riding in China one time because we finished the tournament earlier than expected”

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Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

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ABOUT

I grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It was in my side yard where my love for volleyball started. After watching the Olympics as a kid, I picked up volleyball and haven’t let go since.

Other than volleyball, my beach related activities don’t stop there. I come from a family of above average surfers, lifeguards and musicians (artists too but I didn’t get those genes). All which I love to do!

When I am not training, you can find me either in the water surfing, in the mountains snowboarding, traveling anywhere, playing the ukulele or trying to learn a new language! 

Volleyball 

I graduated early from high school and moved to California to pursue my beach volleyball career. At 17 years old, I started my collegiate career at Pepperdine. While at Pepperdine, I earned 2018 WCC Player of the Year, 2017 National Championship All-Tournament Team, 2017 National Champion Runner up, and a two-time All-American and All-Academic honors.

My collegiate career set me up for a strong first professional year on the AVP, NORCECA and FIVB tours. In that year, I earned back to back gold medals for the USA on the NORCECA tour, a silver medal on the FIVB World Tour and several quarter final appearances on the AVP. 

Domestic Finishes

2019

5th Place AVP Hawaii

5th Place AVP Seattle

7th Chicago Championships

9th Manhattan Beach Open Gold Series

2018

5th Place AVP Manhattan Beach Open Gold

9th Place P1440 San Jose

13th Place AVP San Francisco Open

2017

7th Place AVP Hermosa Beach Open

13th Place AVP Manhattan Beach Open Gold Series

2015

13th Place AVP Manhattan Beach Open Gold Series

International Finishes

2019

1st Place NORCECA Jamaica

1st Place NORCECA Dominican Republic

2nd Place FIVB 2* Cambodia

2nd Place NORCECA Mexico

5th Place FIVB 3* Malaysia

2018

9th Place FIVB 2* China 

2017

2nd Place in China Collegiate Championships

3rd Place NORCECA Dominican Republic

2016

5th Place NORCECA Cuba

College Career 

2018 WCC Player of the year

2017 & 2018 All-American 

2017 NCAA All-Tournament Team

2017 & 2018 First Team All-Academic, 2016 Honorable Mention

2017 Bronze USAV Collegiate Beach Pairs Championship

April 2016, March 2017& April 2017 WCC Pair of the Month

2017 & 2018 All-WCC First Team

Captain of Pepperdine Beach Volleyball

Other Achievements

Along with Graduating Pepperdine with a Degree in Business Administration, I was recognized on the Dean’s List three times for semesters with a 3.98, 4.0 and 4.0 my junior and senior year!

Maddison McKibbin – The Bearded Brother

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Maddison McKibbin is my guest on today’s episode. It was great speaking with one half of the “Bearded Brothers” pro beach volleyball team. Maddison shared some stories about life as a professional volleyball player, indoors and beach. He also shared his snow volleyball stories as he talked about the possibility of the sport becoming a Winter Olympic game.

We talked about life outside of volleyball and how players in professional sports need to diversify their talents and connections. The McKibbin brothers have successfully developed their audio/video company supporting the volleyball community and sharing the fun times with everyone.

You can watch the McKibbin brothers play in the AVP beach tournaments in person or streaming on Amazon Prime. The volleyball community as a whole is welcoming to new fans and truly appreciates the support they receive.

Maddison McKibbin was a three-time state champion at Punahou High in Honolulu for indoor volleyball. He was the MVP of both the 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list as well as the Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All-American Team. Maddison continued his indoor career as opposite/outside hitter at the University of Southern California.

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The McKibbin brothers, Maddison and Riley, grew up on the island of Oahu playing volleyball in their backyard and on the sand of the Outrigger Canoe Club. They are the only brothers in the history of the sport to have played together in high school, college, professionally overseas and now professionally on the beach on the AVP tour. Born two years apart, the McKibbins attended Punahou High School. They lead the boys varsity volleyball team to a pair of state championships. In high school, they represented the United States at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Junior World Championships in China, Bermuda and The Netherlands.

After both accepting scholarships to the University of Southern California, the McKibbins led the USC men’s volleyball team to two NCAA Final Four appearances. On the professional indoor volleyball circuit, they played one year together in Greece. The brothers joined forces on the AVP tour in 2015. The McKibbins have played in 12 AVP events as partners, finishing as high as ninth place four times. An injury to Riley separated them for five tour stops last season, during which time Maddison won the 2017 San Francisco Open (and sibling bragging rights). The McKibbins have strong family ties to volleyball, specifically at USC. Their uncle, Owen, also helped the Trojans to a pair of Final Fours. Their aunt, Claudia, won a national championship there in 1980.