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Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh: Beach Volleyball: Misty
Elizabeth May-Treanor was born on July 30, 1977.She 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 medallists in
beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics. Together, May-Treanor
and Walsh Jennings are considered the greatest beach volleyball team of all
time. 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.
Misty May was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977 to Barbara and Butch May.
She grew up playing beach volleyball at the Santa Monica Pier with her parents,
and played in her first volleyball tournament at age eight with her father. May-Treanor
also played soccer and tennis, as well as participating in dance. She attended
primary school at Brightwood Elementary School in Monterey Park and Roosevelt
Elementary School in Santa Monica.
During high school, May-Treanor lived in Costa Mesa, California and attended
Newport Harbor High School from 1991 through 1995. There, she helped her team
win two state championships in indoor volleyball in 1992 and 1994.
In 1993, May-Treanor was named the Division I All-CIF team Player of the Year.
In 1994, she was named by USA Today as the best girl's volleyball player in the
She also participated on the track and field team, excelling in the high jump.
In 1993 she finished second to future heptathlete Tracye Lawyer at the CIF
California State Meet.
May-Treanor played volleyball for the Long Beach State 49ers from 1995 to 1999.
The 1998 team that May-Treanor 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 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.
As the starting setter in 1998, Misty May-Treanor led the Long Beach State 49ers
to a Division I NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship with an unprecedented 360
record. She shared the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player award after
setting a tournament record with 20 service aces.
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 womens competition.May-Treanor and Walsh competed in
the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 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 1721, 218, 1510. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated
fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the final to claim the gold
medal (2116, 2116).
May-Treanor is the daughter of Bob "Butch" May, a member of the 1968 United
States men's national volleyball team, and Barbara May, a nationally ranked
tennis player. A prominent tattoo on May-Treanor's shoulder an angel with the
initials "B.M." is a dedication to her mother, who died of cancer in 2002.In
January 2004, May-Treanor began dating baseball player Matt Treanor; the two
wed in November 2004.She has two brothers, Brack and Scott. Brack has competed
on the Food Network's show Chopped. May-Treanor's first cousin is tennis player
Taylor Dent.May-Treanor is listed as currently residing in Coral Springs,
Florida, though she and her husband also own a home in Long Beach,
California. She serves as a Sports Ambassador for Special Olympics Southern
California and previously served on the Board of Governors. May-Treanor is
currently obtaining a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration at
Concordia University in Irvine, California.
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. She confirmed this shortly after the Olympics victory.
Awards and honors
May's honors in the Big West Conference include:
Big West Conference Freshman of the Year 1995
All-Big West First Team 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Big West Player of the Year 1996, 1997, 1998
Big West Player of the Week 6 times
NCAA Division I First Team All-American 1997, 1998
American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Year
Honda-Broderick Cup 1998-99
AVP Best Defensive Player 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006, 2007, 2008
AVP Best Offensive Player 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
AVP Crocs Cup Champion 2006 (Kerri Walsh), 2007 (Kerri Walsh), 2008
AVP Most Valuable Player 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
AVP Team of the Year 2003 (Kerri Walsh), 2004 (Kerri Walsh), 2005 (Kerri
Walsh), 2006 (Kerri Walsh), 2007 (Kerri Walsh), 2008 (Kerri Walsh)
FIVB Best Defensive Player 2007, 2008
FIVB Best Offensive Player 2005, 2007, 2008
FIVB Best Setter 2005
FIVB Most Outstanding 2005, 2008
FIVB Sportsperson 2007, 2008
FIVB Tour Champion 2002 (Kerri Walsh)
BVA Rookie of the Year 2000
Most women's career tournament victories: 112
Most women's career earnings: $2,132,733
Most women's international career wins: 43
2004 and 2006 Sportswoman of the Year Award (with Kerri Walsh)
TV and film appearances
May-Treanor has made numerous minor television appearances, including
Dancing with the Stars and the Late Show with David Letterman.In 2008, May-Treanor
competed in Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7) with partner, Maksim
Chmerkovskiy. May-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon during a training
session for the show, and was consequently forced to withdraw from the
competition.Following the 2008 Olympics, May-Treanor appeared in an episode
of the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place.On August 14, 2012 she
appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings was born August 15, 1978. She is an American
professional beach volleyball player. Walsh Jennings and teammate Misty May-Treanor
were the gold medalists in beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008, and 2012
Summer Olympics. They have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team
of all time."
Kerri Lee Walsh was born in Santa Clara, California, the daughter of Margery
Lee and Timothy Joseph Walsh. Her ancestry includes Italian , Austrian,
Irish, Canadian, and Scottish. She grew up in Saratoga, California.
In her earlier elementary and middle school life, she attended Baymonte
Christian School in Scotts Valley, California. As a high school student,
Walsh played indoor volleyball at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose,
California. She graduated in 1996. There, she led her team to three state
championships in indoor volleyball from 1993 to 1995. She also led her team
to one state championship in basketball in 1995. In 1996, she was named by G
(ESPNHS) as their first girl's national volleyball player of the year.
In high school competition, she played against her current partner, Misty
Walsh continued on to Stanford University, where she won national titles in
1996 and 1997 and was a four-year first-team All-American, Final Four MVP in
1996 and co-National Player of the Year in 1999.She graduated from Stanford
in 2000 with a B.A. in American studies. She played against her teammate
(Misty May) in college.
Kerri Walsh Jennings plays professional beach volleyball on the U.S. AVP
Tour and internationally on the FIVB World Tour. On July 23, 2006, Walsh
Jennings topped $1 million in career earnings. Walsh Jennings won her second
gold medal at the summer games in Beijing after having rotator cuff surgery
the preceding fall.
Walsh played in the 2000 Summer Olympics on the U.S. women's indoor team,
earning a fourth-place finish. She missed several of her first games due to
a false positive on a drug test, which indicated a suspicious
epitestosterone to testosterone ratio. After being retested, Walsh was
cleared of any wrongdoing and allowed to continue playing.
Walsh and May-Treanor competed together for the last time in the 2012 Summer
Olympics in London. After first and second round wins, they continued their
Olympic win streak of 32 consecutive sets without a loss until losing the
first set of three to Austria in a preliminary round before ultimately
winning the match, 1721; 218; 1510.They went on to defeat fellow
Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, 2116, 2116 on August 8, 2012 to win
the gold medal once again.
In February 2006, Walsh Jennings had a guest-starring role in an episode of
CSI: Miami along with several other AVP Volleyball players. Walsh Jennings
hosts a weekly, one-hour radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio's Faction 28
station. It airs every Sunday morning at 9 AM Eastern time.
Kerri Walsh Jennings appeared in the Game Show Network television show
Extreme Dodgeball. She was a member of the Detroit Spoilers, who lost all
ten games they played.
Kerri Walsh Jennings also appeared alongside her volleyball partner Misty
May-Treanor on the show Shaq Vs. in August 2009.
Walsh currently endorses the therapeutic athletic tape KT Tape (Kinesiology
In addition to her training on the sand split between Hermosa Beach and
Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, California, Walsh has been training in the
gym at O.C. Fast-Twitch since 2002 with trainer Tommy Knox.
Walsh is married to fellow pro beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings.
Together, they have two sons, Joseph Michael was Born on May 22, 2009 and
Sundance Thomas (Born May 19, 2010). On September 24, 2012, the couple
announced on the Today Show that they are expecting their third child in
April 2013. Walsh was five weeks pregnant during the 2012 London Summer
Olympics. Doctors have confirmed that Jennings did not put herself or the
fetus in danger when she was competing at the Olympics.
Awards and honors
AVP Best Offensive Player 2003
AVP Crocs Cup Champion 2006 (Misty May-Treanor), 2007 (Misty May-Treanor),
2008 (Misty May-Treanor)
AVP Most Valuable Player 2003, 2004
AVP Team of the Year 2003 (Misty May-Treanor), 2004 (Misty May-Treanor),
2005 (Misty May-Treanor), 2006 (Misty May-Treanor), 2007 (Misty May-Treanor),
2008 (Misty May-Treanor)
AVP Best Defensive Player (Blocker) 2008
FIVB Best Blocker 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
FIVB Best Hitter 2005, 2006, 2007
FIVB Best Offensive Player 2007
FIVB Most Outstanding 2007
FIVB Sportsperson 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
FIVB Tour Champion 2002 (Misty May-Treanor)
2004 and 2006 Sportswoman of the Year Award (with Misty May-Treanor)
Dated 10 December 2012