Misty May-Treanor

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Misty May-Treanor during a tournament in 2007

Misty Elizabeth May-Treanor (born July 30, 1977) is a retired American professional beach volleyball player. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. As of August 2012 she is the most successful female beach volleyball player. She has 112 individual championship wins in domestic and international competition.[1]

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Misty May-Treanor was the college player of the year twice. In 1998 she was the NCAA championship co-Most Valuable Player. In the 2004 Summer Olympics Misty May-Treanor and Keri Walsh (her volleyball partner) were the first Americans to get a gold medal in beach volleyball. In 2007 Walsh and May-Treanor were the first to win three straight world titles since the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) began sponsoring the event in 1997.

Misty May-Treanor plays as an attacker and a defender in Volleyball. Her partner Kerri Walsh is a "master blocker". She had earned 1.6 million dollars by having 89 victories by the end of 2007.

In 2004 Misty May married Matt Treanor the catcher for the Florida Marlins.[2] She has two kids. She attended California State University Long Beach, California.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Overall Career Individual Leaders". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  2. "Talking with pro volleyball player Misty May". Sports Illustrated. July 11, 2005.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • “Misty May." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2014.
  • Misty May-Treanor: Interview (TIME). eLibrary. Web. 05 May. 2014.
  • Gregory, Misty. "Q&A: Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor.”. : TIME, Print.