Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor Bio


May grew up in California and played indoor volleyball at California State University, Long Beach, where she led her team to the 1998 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in her senior year. She then played for the U.S. national indoor team at the Pan Am Games, after which she decided to try her hand at beach volleyball instead. She teamed with Holly McPeak at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, finishing fifth after losing in the quarterfinals.

May-Treanor first competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and finished fifth with partner Holly McPeak. Looking for better results in future Games, May-Treanor sought out a new partner, someone she had competed against as far back as high school. Both Walsh and May-Treanor grew up playing volleyball in California, and volleyball’s tight-knit community kept the two familiar with each other’s journey through the sport.

Since retiring, May-Treanor has stayed relatively out of the spotlight. The three-time gold medalist is a mother of three and went back to school in pursuit of a master’s degree. She also picked up a couple gigs in college volleyball — including acting as the Director of Volleyball Operations at her alma mater, Long Beach College. Most recently, she joined the broadcast team on the AVP Beach Volleyball Tour.

May-Treanor was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2016. Her memoir, Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life (cowritten with Jill Lieber Steeg), was published in 2010.

Misty May-Treanor Bio
Full NameMisty Elizabeth May-Treanor
Nickname (s)The Turtle
Profession (s)Retired American professional beach volleyball player.
Physical Stats and More
Height (approx.)5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight (approx.)159 lb (72 kg)
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Body TypeAthletic
Personal Information
Date of BirthJuly 30, 1977
Day of BirthSaturday
Age43 years
Zodiac SignLeo
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Elementary School (s)Brightwood Elementary School, Monterey Park
Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Monica.
High SchoolNewport Harbor High School, Costa Mesa, California.
CollegeCalifornia State University ( Long Beach State)
Concordia University Irvine
Family Information
Father’s NameButch May
Mother’s NameBarbara May
SpouseMatt Treanor
SiblingsScott May Butch May, Brack May (Brother’s)
ChildrenMalia Barbara Treanor, Mele Elizarin and Mia Kanoelani. (Daughters)
Beach VolleyballYears Teammate
2011–2012 Kerri Walsh
2001–2009 Kerri Walsh
1999–2000 Holly McPeak
Olympics RecordGold medal in 2004 Athens Olympics
Gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Gold medal in 2012 London Olympics
World ChampionshipsGold medal in the 2003 Rio de Janeiro championship.
Gold medal in 2005 Berlin Championship
Gold medal in 2007 Gstaad Championship
Silver medal in 2011 Rome Championship.
AchievementsMost women’s career tournament victories: 112
Most women’s career earnings: $2,132,733
Most women’s international career wins: 43
Record win streak of 112 consecutive matches and 19 straight tournaments that lasted from August 2007 to August 2008
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