Joel Voelkert attended Western Michigan University where he played both basketball and tennis. Voelkert was captain and MVP of the basketball team his senior year, also making All-Conference. In tennis he was singles and doubles conference champion in 1970, his senior year. He later settled in South Carolina where he coached college club handball at Furman University. His son, Chad, played for Furman in handball, while his daughter, Jenna, was a swimmer at Gardner-Webb College.
|1972 Summer||23||München||Handball||Men's Handball||United States||USA||14|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Handball||United States||USA||Final Round||Match 13/14||2||1972-09-09||DEN 19, USA 18||0||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Handball||United States||USA||Classification Round 13-16||Match #2||1||1972-09-07||USA 22, ESP 20||4||2||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Handball||United States||USA||Group D||Match #2||2||1972-08-30||HUN 28, USA 15||2||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Handball||United States||USA||Group D||Match #3||2||1972-09-01||YUG 25, USA 15||0||0||0||0||0|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Handball||United States||USA||Group D||Match #6||2||1972-09-03||JPN 20, USA 16||1||1||0||0||0|