Barb Birnbaum
Born: 1/11/65
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Currently: San Diego, CA
Height: 6'0"
College: UC Santa Barbara
Seasons Played: 6th Season

Career Highlights
  • Birnbaum is entering her sixth season of pro beach volleyball.
  • In the first season of the BVA Tour last year, her best finishes were 17ths with Erin Galli at Oceanside, Seal Beach, Pismo Beach, Long Beach, and San Diego.
  • She also posted multiple 17ths when she played on the former women's pro beach tour from 1993-1996.


  • Played her collegiate volleyball at UC Santa Barbara.
  • Was the goalie on the UC Santa Barbara women's water polo team that won the National Title in 1989.


  • Birnbaum, formerly Belding, is married to Walter Birnbaum and lives in San Diego, Ca.
  • They have a daughter, Megan, who was born in June 1999.
  • Graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BS in Geological Sciences.
  • While playing on the pro beach tour from 1993-1996, she also worked full-time as a geologist for the Bechtel Corporation.
  • She is currently the president of the San Diego Association of Geologists.
  • Hobbies include skiing, hiking, bicycling, anything outdoors, geology, wine tasting, and being a mom.

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