Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor

American volleyball player, 2008 Olympic participant
Date of Birth: 30.07.1977
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Misty May-Treanor
  2. Early Life and Education

Biography of Misty May-Treanor

Early Life and Education

Misty May-Treanor was born on July 30, 1977, in Newport Beach, CA. Her father, Robert, was a former volleyball player for the United States national team, while her mother played tennis professionally. Growing up in a sports-oriented family, Misty was always encouraged to pursue her passion for athletics. She attended Long Beach State College, where she excelled in volleyball and competed in youth tournaments. In 1996, she achieved her first significant success in the sport, and two years later, Misty received the Honda Broderick NCAA Athlete-of-the-Year award.
Professional Career

Upon graduating from college, Misty embarked on her professional career. Her first partner on the volleyball court was Holly McPeak. In 2000, Misty participated in the Olympic Games in Sydney, where she and her partner achieved a respectable fifth-place finish. Throughout the season, Misty competed in 11 tournaments, winning three gold and two silver medals. The following year, she teamed up with Kerri Walsh, forming one of the strongest pairs in the history of women's beach volleyball.
Olympic Success and Domination

In 2004, Misty and Kerri achieved an incredible feat by becoming Olympic Champions in Athens. This accomplishment served as a major motivation for Misty, and in the following years, the duo dominated national tournaments. While a few other pairs could rival their talent and skill on the international stage, Misty and Kerri remained unbeatable at home.
Continued Success

Four years after their first Olympic title, Misty arrived in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. She and Kerri confidently advanced through the group stage and proceeded to the finals. In the final match, the duo defeated their opponents without dropping a single set, securing their second Olympic gold medal. Misty and Kerri were immensely proud of their achievement.
Future Goals

Moving forward, Misty will continue to compete alongside her partner. She hopes that together they can achieve more victories and add to their already impressive list of accomplishments.