Misty May-Treanor

Beach Volleyball Player
Born Jul 30, 1977

Misty Elizabeth May-Treanor is a retired American professional beach volleyball player. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and as of August 2012 the most successful female beach volleyball player with 112 individual championship wins in domestic and international competition. Misty May-Treanor and teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings were the gold medalists in beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics.… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on July 30, 1977.
1988 10 Years Old In 1988, her father committed to living his life sober after an automobile accident in which he struck and nearly killed a motorcyclist. … Read More


1992 14 Years Old …  She helped her team win the state championship in volleyball in both her sophomore and senior years, 1992 and 1994.
1993 15 Years Old 1 More Event
During her junior year in 1993 she was named the Division I All-CIF team Player of the Year, and the following year she was selected by USA Today as the best high school girls' volleyball player in the nation. … Read More


1998 20 Years Old During her tenure there, she racked up numerous Big West Conference and NCAA awards and honors, including the Honda-Broderick Cup for 1998–99, and back-to-back Player of the Year awards in 1997 and 1998.
1999 21 Years Old 1 More Event
May played her first professional match on the AVP tour in May 1999 while still a college senior.
2000 22 Years Old 1 More Event
May was selected as the BVA Rookie of the Year for 2000. … Read More
2001 23 Years Old 1 More Event
For nearly the entire period from their initial partnering in 2001, to their respective hiatuses in late 2008, May-Treanor and Walsh dominated both the AVP and FIVB beach volleyball tours. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, May-Treanor competed in Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7) with partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old For the 2010 season, with Walsh taking a break from competition for the birth of her second son, May-Treanor teamed up with Branagh. … Read More
…  May-Treanor retired from competitive play on August 8, 2012 after she and Walsh Jennings finished first in the 2012 Summer Olympic games; they defeated the United States team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the gold medal match.
2013 35 Years Old May attended Concordia University Irvine for her master's degree. She earned a master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration; her degree was conferred on May 4, 2013 in Irvine, California. As the starting setter in 1998, Misty May led the Long Beach State 49ers to a Division I NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship with a 36–0 record. … Read More
2014 36 Years Old On June 3, 2014, in Long Beach, May-Treanor gave birth to a daughter, Malia Barbara. … Read More
2016 38 Years Old As of July 2016, May-Treanor serves as the Director of Volleyball at Long Beach City College where she will also coach the school's women indoor and beach volleyball teams. … Read More
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