Name Karla Wood
Hometown Elyria, Ohio
Resides Brecksville, Ohio
College Youngstown State University
Did you play volleyball in college? Yes, played indoor and was a setter.
How long have you been playing beach? 9 Years
Why is beach volleyball your sport of choice? Being a setter in college I really enjoy beach because I get to play every part of the game. My coach would have died before letting me pass or hit a ball. I love that it pushes me mentally and physically to be better.
Favorite beach volleyball career moment ? Making it into the NVL Main Draw. What am awesome environment to play in!
Favorite pro player? Why? Kerri Walsh-Jennings…isn’t she everyone’s? Apart from her being an amazing athlete, I love who she is as a person. She is very modest but likes to have fun! One of my favorite Kerri quotes that I can relate to is, “I want to play like a kid out there. I want to have fun. I want to be playful … because when I do that, I play better.”
What other tours have you played on? NVL- 2013 & 2014 Main Draw 2015 & 2016 Qualifier, EVP 2014 & 2015, AVP Qualifier 2016
Next beach volleyball goal you have set for yourself & why? Travel to play in higher level tournaments more frequently. (And to teach my daughter, Skylar to play of course!)