Misty May-Treanor
American Beach volleyball player
Misty May-Treanor
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.
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Kerri Walsh Jennings Shows How To End The Year Like A True Champ
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Misty May-Treanor Pregnant: Three-Time Olympic Beach Volleyball Champ Expecting First Child
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is pregnant. The 36-year-old Olympian said through her agent that she and her husband, ballplayer Matt Treanor, are expecting their first child in the spring. "We are excited about expanding our family," May-Treanor said in a statement issued by USA Volleyball. "We have been waiting for this and couldn't be happier." May-Treanor retired from beach volleyball after winning her third Olympic gold medal with Kerri Walsh Jennings in London at the 2012 Summer Games. She has been coaching in California. Walsh Jennings, who has three children, is aiming for a fourth straight Olympic beach volleyball gold medal with new partner April Ross.
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Kerri Walsh Jennings energized by new partnership with April Ross
LATimes - over 3 years
The beach volleyball players, who are 15-1 together, can be seen starting Friday at the final AVP volleyball tournament of the year at Huntington Beach. When Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor were receiving their beach volleyball gold medals a year ago in London, Walsh Jennings whispered something to April Ross, who was getting a silver medal with her partner Jen Kessy.     
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Reflections From Buenos Aires -- Welcoming Wrestling Back to the Olympics
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Apollo, Poseidon, Zeus... all the Gods are smiling down from the heavens as a result of the IOC's decision to reinstate wrestling back into the Olympic Games. After nearly 7 months in exile (208 days to be exact), the oldest and greatest sport known to man has completed its triumphant return. At the end of this long and arduous process we might want to look back and ask... "How the hell did we get here in the first place?" Why would the IOC want to eliminate the oldest and greatest sports known to man? A sport with rich tradition and history. A sport that has athletes competing in hundreds of countries on every continent. A sport that is one of the last bastions of true amateur athleticism. A sport that thrives in underprivileged and poor communities around the globe. A sport that is not just part of the Olympic family but is the charter member... its founder. Was it hubris, dysfunction, politics, neglect? The answer is... all of the above. I am certain that following the ...
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Kerri Walsh Jennings' proposal leads to new beach volleyball partner
LATimes - over 3 years
Walsh Jennings, after winning gold medal in London, impulsively suggested to April Ross they pair up. With Misty May-Treanor retired, Ross takes position in the spotlight and an ambassador for sport. Walsh Jennings, after winning gold medal in London, impulsively suggested to April Ross they pair up. Ross takes position as an ambassador for sport.     
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Kerri Walsh Jennings Poses Naked for ESPN Body Issue During and After Pregnancy
US Magazine - over 3 years
Kerri Walsh Jennings earns a gold medal for her incredible body after baby! The 34-year-old Olympic volleyball player showed off her naked body during and after her third pregnancy for the 2013 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. Though she's known for wearing skimpy swimwear on the court, Walsh Jennings admitted she was very nervous to pose nude. PHOTOS: Hot bodies -- best of 2013 "[It was] scary as hell. For the first shoot, I was very pregnant, and that wasn't as scary. I thought it would be, because I was big and rotund when I'm usually the opposite, but it was really comfortable because I felt almost like I was in costume," she told the magazine. "But for the second, I was two and a half months out from having a baby. I'm supposed to be tight and toned and strong, but I have a lot more work to do." PHOTOS: Hollywood's fittest celebrity couples In a behind-the-scenes video of her photo shoot, the 6-foot-3 mother of three admitted that her weight -- 158 pounds -- is not whe ...
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Kerri Walsh Jennings, mother of three, to go for gold medal No. 4
LATimes - over 3 years
The beach volleyball player is training at Manhattan Beach 11 weeks after giving birth. She has yet to announce a long-term partner to succeed Misty May-Treanor as she sets sights on Rio Games in 2016. The beach volleyball player is training at Manhattan Beach 11 weeks after giving birth. She has yet to announce a long-term partner to succeed Misty May-Treanor as she sets sights on Rio Games in 2016.     
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The 24 Best Moments For Women In 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
This year has been ... interesting for women. Some of 2012 was rough going -- see many idiotic, offensive comments male Republican lawmakers and candidates made about women's bodies, health and reproductive rights. Then came the news that women still aren't getting any more of the top jobs in companies. Meanwhile, we lost Helen Gurley Brown, the woman who told the world that single women they deserved satisfying sex lives and careers, and the inimitable inimitable Nora Ephron, who wrote female characters women actually recognized. But there were also great moments for women in 2012, lots of them. Here are our 24 favorite -- including epic accomplishments in politics, sports, business and culture and advances in marriage equality. (See our other end-of-year lists for 2012's Best And Worst Moments In Sex and Best And Worst Moments In Women's Health.) Look through our choices and tell us in the comments if there's anything you think we left out. 24. Women Own The Roads A ...
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Misty May On Life After Vollyball: 'Family Is Our Number One Goal'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Misty May-Treanor won three consecutive gold medals with her teammate, Kerri Walsh, in Athens, Beijing and most recently in London, to become the only duo ever to accomplish such a feat. The Los Angeles native won a national championship at Long Beach State, where she captained the 49ers to the first-ever undefeated season in college volleyball history. Having retired from competition after the London games, the 35-year-old is now enjoying golf with her dad, leading the charge for Abreva cold sore treatment, and has even appeared in the NBC hit comedy series "Go On." May-Treanor sat down with The Huffington Post to bring us up to speed. What's it been like for you without having that competitive factor you're so used to? I really want to watch the videos of the matches; I haven't seen them because I haven't sat down long enough. I'm so used to working out four to six hours a day, that I feel lazy when I do my one-hour class. I don't have to work out with the same inte ...
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Franklin solidifies area's Olympic success
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Franklin solidifies area's Olympic success Not that anybody was counting, but the United States won the unofficial medal count at the Olympic Games in London last summer. Cal alum Dana Vollmer won three gold medals in swimming, the mostly Bay Area women's eight won a gold in rowing, and Kerri Walsh Jennings (with partner Misty May-Treanor of Los Angeles) took the gold medal in beach volleyball. The Bay Area chipped in with heavy contributions to the fabulous women's soccer gold-medal winners. -- The U.S. men's basketball team was the 12-man rock star of the Olympics. Bay Area villain-turned-good-guy Victor Conte maintained that Bolt and the other Jamaican sprinters dominated the world by borrowing his training and nutrition theories and practices, some of them (Conte says) from his old days as a cheater. Franklin - based on her age (17), size (6-1, 165 pounds) and enthusiasm and drive (off the top of every chart) - seems ready to dominate the world into the n ...
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Kerri Walsh Has A New Lady
Huffington Post - over 4 years
With her gold medal-winning partner Misty May-Treanor in retirement, Olympic volleyball champ Kerri Walsh returned to the sand with a brand new lady this week -- where the two plotted their inevitable world takeover. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/06/kerry-walsh-training-beach-new-partner/#ixzz25i1roBAx
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Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam: Lessons From the Olympics
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
The Olympic Games in London opened on July 27 with a sense of playful wonderment and closed on Sunday evening August 12 with a raucous and irreverent celebration -- participated in by many of those who competed and contributed to making this an awe-inspiring event. As always, these Olympics -- in their 17 days -- taught many lessons. Here are our major takeaways. Great Britain Is Great! Mitt Romney may have had his doubts about whether London and Great Britain were ready to host the Olympics before the games began. There was absolutely no doubt, however, from the opening ceremony onward that indeed they were -- and, indeed they did in a spectacular fashion. That opening ceremony -- crafted by Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame -- was powerful, charming, small and idiosyncratic. It demonstrated that in Great Britain history matters and citizens matter. It also showed that you didn't have to spend billions to have an impact. Just have the Queen and James Bond ...
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No Arrests Yet Made In Fatal Shooting Of Volleyball Star
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A 23-year-old former volleyball star who was a Wheaton, Ill. native was fatally shot in St. Louis, Mo. while in town to play in an alumni game at Saint Louis University Saturday. Megan Boken was found with gunshot wounds to her neck and chest at Maryland and Taylor avenues around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Boken had been sitting inside her Volkswagen at the time of the shooting, according to the Chicago Tribune. As of Monday morning, no arrests have been reported in Boken's slaying as a police investigation is ongoing. Boken, who had returned to the Chicago area since her 2011 graduation from SLU, played on the school's volleyball team from 2007 to 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. While attending St. Francis High School in Wheaton, she helped lead the school's team to two state titles in 2004 and 2006, according to Patch. "Megan was a vibrant young woman and a wonderful representative of Saint Louis University and Billiken athle ...
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Phelps, May-Treanor get Wheaties boxes
USA Today - over 4 years
Limited edition Wheaties boxes featuring Michael Phelps and Misty May-Treanor will be on shelves next month.
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From Ryan Lochte On 90210 To McKayla Maroney’s Meme: 12 Ways To Keep Your Fave Olympians In Your Heart
Best Week Ever - over 4 years
The Olympics may be over, but we’re holding on to memories of cheering on our favorite athletes for dear life. There’s something truly beautiful about the Olympic Games and how it unites a country (and gives us something to talk about in an awkward elevator encounter). We do not want to say goodbye! That’s why we spent today looking for ways to indulge in the games for just a little while longer. Something tells us some of the Games’ breakout stars will never be too far from our radar! For now, here are 10 of our favorite ways to not let go of the 2012 Summer Olympics: 1. Ryan Lochte will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the CW’s 90210. He will cross paths with recently reunited couple Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort, where they are attempting to strengthen their relationship. For his sake, we hope he acts better than he interviews! 2. Have you seen Michael Phelps in the new Louis Vuitton ad? If your answer is “Hmmm I don’t remember…” then no, ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Misty May-Treanor
  • 2016
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Hobbled by an abdominal injury in her first Olympics, May finished fifth with partner Holly McPeak in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Riding a 90-match win streak, May and partner Kerri Walsh continued their winning ways through the 2004 Summer Olympics. In semifinal play, the pair defeated fellow Americans — and May's former partner — Holly McPeak and partner Elaine Youngs. May and Walsh defeated Brazil in the championship match to win the gold medal. The duo did not lose a single set in all seven matches. On August 21, May-Treanor and Walsh repeated as Olympic gold medalists, defeating the first-seeded Chinese team in two games. They are the only beach volleyball team to repeat as gold medalists. May-Treanor was named the Most Outstanding Player for the women’s competition.
  • 2014
    Age 36
    On June 3, 2014, in Long Beach, May-Treanor gave birth to a daughter, Malia Barbara.
    More Details Hide Details May-Treanor has two brothers, Brack and Scott. Brack is a chef and competed on the Food Network show Chopped. May-Treanor's first cousin is former professional tennis player Taylor Dent. May-Treanor attended Concordia University in Irvine, California to earn a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration. She serves as a Sports Ambassador for Special Olympics Southern California and served on the group's Board of Governors. In her autobiography May-Treanor stated her childhood was unstable. She asserted both of her parents were alcoholics. During times when her parents were drinking, they might leave May-Treanor by herself for hours. She stated she would often play video games in bars while waiting for her parents. She also asserted her mother would at times become violent when drinking. From the age of 4 to 15, she lived with her grandparents.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She shared the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player award after setting a tournament record with 20 service aces.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    On August 14, 2012 she appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
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    May-Treanor, just prior to teaming with Kerri Walsh-Jennings for a third straight gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, announced that she was retiring from beach volleyball.
    More Details Hide Details She confirmed this shortly after the Olympics victory. May-Treanor has now completed her Graduate Degree with Concordia University Irvine and received a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration. May's honors in the Big West Conference include: May-Treanor has made numerous minor television appearances, including Dancing with the Stars, episodes of CSI: Miami, Wizards of Waverly Place, and the Late Show with David Letterman.
    May-Treanor and Walsh competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    More Details Hide Details In the preliminary round, they extended their Olympic winning streak to 32 consecutive sets without a loss with wins over Australia and the Czech Republic. The streak came to an end when they lost their first set to the Schwaiger sisters from Austria; May-Treanor and Walsh went on to win the match 17–21, 21–8, 15–10. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the final to claim the gold medal (21–16, 21–16).
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 32
    For the 2010 season, with Walsh taking a break from competition for the birth of her second son, May-Treanor teamed up with Branagh.
    More Details Hide Details The two won several tournaments together, but struggled for much of the year. May-Treanor played much of her 2002 season with a torn PCL before undergoing surgery that September. Soon after winning her gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, May-Treanor ruptured her achilles tendon during dance practice for a performance on the show Dancing with the Stars. It was successfully repaired, though she did not return to competition for nearly a year.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    Following the 2008 Olympics, May-Treanor appeared in an episode of the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place.
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    In 2008, May-Treanor competed in Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7) with partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
    More Details Hide Details May-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon during a training session for the show, and was consequently forced to withdraw from the competition.
  • 2004
    Age 26
    May began dating baseball player Matt Treanor in January 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The two wed in November of that year. She and her husband reside in Coral Springs, Florida. They also own a home in Long Beach, California.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    A tattoo on May-Treanor's shoulder of an angel with the initials "B.M." is a dedication to her mother, who died of cancer in 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 23
    May-Treanor was a member of the women's volleyball coaching staff at Irvine Valley College beginning in 2001, though she is no longer listed as a staff member.
    More Details Hide Details IVC head coach, Tom Pestolesi, was Misty's high school volleyball coach.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Before the start of the 2008 Olympics, they were riding a win streak of 101 matches and 18 tournaments that began in June 2007. Following their gold medal victory at the Beijing Olympics, May-Treanor and Walsh returned to the 2008 AVP Tour. Their win streak of 112 matches was broken with an upset victory by fellow 2008 Olympians Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs at the AVP Shootout in Cincinnati, Ohio. May-Treanor and Walsh lost again on September 7, falling to April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the semifinals of an AVP tournament in Santa Barbara, California, marking the first time since April 2007 that the duo missed reaching an AVP tour final.
  • 2000
    Age 22
    After completing the 2000 season with McPeak, May's volleyball destiny unfolded after she teamed up with a new partner, Kerri Walsh. Rather than play on the newly reformed AVP tour, the duo spent the 2001 and 2002 seasons gaining valuable experience competing on the international FIVB tour. They won their first FIVB tour championship in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, May and Walsh signed with the AVP. They received "Team of the Year" honors after having an undefeated season, going 39–0 in match victories with eight tournament wins.
    May was selected as the BVA Rookie of the Year for 2000.
    More Details Hide Details With three FIVB tournament wins and no finishes lower than 5th, the pair qualified for one of the two US Olympic berths, a goal McPeak was looking for when she first partnered with May. At the 2000 Summer Olympics the pair won in the opening round and in the round of 16, but then lost in the quarterfinals, earning them a 5th place at the Sydney games.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    After graduating from Long Beach State in 1999, she joined the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team.
    More Details Hide Details After a few months she quit the national team to focus on beach volleyball, teaming with Holly McPeak. The pair played their first tournament together on the FIVB tour in Salvador, Brazil in November 1999. Seeded 22nd, McPeak/May finished 9th. The 2000 season saw the team of May and McPeak find success, both in domestic and international competitions. They won their first tournament together in April at a USAV event, followed by two wins on the FIVB tour, and one on the now-defunct BVA.
    May played her first professional match on the AVP tour in May 1999 while still a college senior.
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  • 1998
    Age 20
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 15
    At the CIF California State Meet in 1993 she finished second in the high jump to future heptathlete Tracye Lawyer.
    More Details Hide Details May played volleyball for the Long Beach State 49ers from 1995 to 1999. The 1998 team that May captained was the first women's NCAA volleyball team to have an undefeated season. She graduated with a BA in kinesiology/fitness in 2002 and was inducted into the Long Beach State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details While at Newport Harbor High she also competed in track and field, excelling in the high jump.
  • 1992
    Age 14
    She helped her team win the state championship in volleyball in both her sophomore and senior years, 1992 and 1994.
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  • 1988
    Age 10
    In 1988, her father committed to living his life sober after an automobile accident in which he struck and nearly killed a motorcyclist.
    More Details Hide Details May-Treanor's autobiography also revealed she had been sexually assaulted while in college. She pressed charges against her assailant and testified at trial.
  • 1977
    Born on July 30, 1977.
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