Women's Water Polo

    Kami Craig
    Kami  Craig

    Santa Barbara, Calif.

    High School:
    Santa Barbara HS




    Water Polo Action Comes To A Close In Rio

    Kostas Genidounias and Greece take sixth place in the 2016 Olympic Games.


    USC’s Kami Craig & Kaleigh Gilchrist Win Gold With Team USA In Rio

    Trojans help post a 12-5 win over Italy in gold-medal match.


    USC’s Craig & Gilchrist Are Through To Gold Medal Game With Team USA

    Women of Troy will leave Rio with a medal after a solid semifinal win with the USA.


    USC’s Craig & Gilchrist Move To Olympic Semifinals With Team USA

    Trojans take aim at the podium after securing a semifinal spot with today’s quarterfinal victory.


    Women of Troy Wrap Group Play In Rio; Quarterfinals Come Next

    Kami Craig and Kaleigh Gilchrist team up to help Team USA win its group.

    KAMI CRAIG - USA Women (3-time Olympian | 2010 NCAA Champion)
    Team USA’s Kami Craig is making her third trip to the Olympic Games, looking to add to a medal count that already includes silver in 2008 and gold in 2012. One of the top centers in the women’s game, Craig’s international career began in 2004 as a member of the U.S. Junior National Team that won gold at that year’s Junior Pan American Championships. Since then, Craig’s resume has expanded to an incredible list of achievements, highlighted by three FINA World Championships (2007, 2009, 2015) and two FINA World Cup crowns (2010, 2014), while also emerging as the USA's second leading scorer at both the 2012 FINA World League Super Final and 2011 Pan American Games. Her collegiate career is similarly impressive. The only female player to win back-to-back Peter J. Cutino Awards (2009 & 2010) as the nation's top collegiate water polo player, Craig also was the 2010 National Player of the Year after helping lead the Women of Troy to the 2010 NCAA Championship. Craig would collect four All-American honors while taking a season off to train and compete at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In her four years of work as a Trojan, Craig compiled 152 career goals to currently stand as USC’s No. 10 all-time career scorer.

    2010: Craig became the only female to have earned back-to-back Cutino Awards in the history of the award in winning the 2010 honor... Also named the 2010 NCAA Tournament MVP, Craig secured her third straight place on the All-MPSF First Team and as a First Team All-American... Scored 36 goals as a senior, striking in 21 different games with 10 multiple-goal outings... Took over at No. 8 all-time with 152 career goals... Also was named MPSF Player of the Week and to the 2010 MPSF All-Tournament Team.

    2009: Craig was second on the team in scoring with 40 goals... Scored in 20 different games, including 11 multiple-goal outings... Set a new career high with five goals against San Jose State... Had a crucial hat trick in USC's 11-10 win at UCLA in the MPSF regular season... Became USC's fifth woman to win the Peter J. Cutino Award... Also named a First Team All-American and MPSF Player of the Year... Named MPSF Tournament MVP and to NCAA All-Tournament First Team... Twice selected MPSF Player of the Week.

    2008: Craig redshirted her third season in order to compete at the 2008 Olympic Games, where she won a silver medal with the United States.

    2007: Craig was third on the team in scoring with 38 goals as a sophomore... Matched her career high with four goals vs. San Diego State... Scored in 21 games total, with 10 multiple-goal efforts... Scored at least one goal in USC's final 10 games... Named a First Team All-American and to All-MPSF First Team.

    2006: Craig was the team's fourth leading scorer in her first year at USC, punching in 38 goals from the tough center position... Scored a career-high four goals against UC Santa Barbara on April 21... Scored in 24 games total, with nine multiple-goal efforts... Received All-American honorable mention... Named to MPSF All-Freshman Team.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Craig is a member of the U.S. National Team, earning silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing... Scored six goals during the Olympics... Also won 2007 World Championship in Australia... Won gold at the 2006 Holiday Cup and FINA Super Final and took fourth at the FINA World Cup... As a member of the U.S. Junior National Team, won gold at the 2005 Junior National Championships... Won gold at 2004 Pan-Am Junior Championships... A member of the Youth National Team from 2003-06.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Craig holds the Santa Barbara High School record for single-season goals (123) and the most goals scored in one game (9)... Named Player of the Year by the LA Times and Santa Barbara News Press as a senior... Named CIF MVP as a senior... Named All-American second team as a junior and first team as a senior... Won league championship as a freshman at Santa Ynez High School and as a junior at Santa Barbara High... Santa Barbara High team won CIF title her junior and senior years... Plays club for Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation... Won Junior Olympics gold as 18-under in 2003... A member of the CSF Honor Society for seven semesters.

    PERSONAL: Craig is majoring in sociology... Parents are Steve and Dale... Has two brothers, Jeff and Tony... Favorite pastime is surfing at Refugio Beach... Birthdate is July 21, 1987.