Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor
==Introduction== Misty May-Treanor is an American professional beach volleyball player. She has won more tournaments than any other female player with 110 career wins.


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Misty May-Treanor Introduction

Misty May-Treanor is an American professional beach volleyball player. She has won more tournaments than any other female player with 110 career wins. She and her partner Kerri Walsh have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time".

Misty May-Treanor Professional Volleyball Career

After graduating from Long Beach State in 1999, Misty joined the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, only to quit soon after because "volleyball was not fun anymore". Instead, she chose to pursue a beach volleyball career and teamed with Holly McPeak, a skilled beach player looking to win a medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Nearly a year behind in the Olympic qualification process, the new team found quick success in international as well as domestic play in the 2000 season. 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

With three FIVB tournament wins and no finishes lower than 5th, the pair qualified for one of two US Olympic berths, paving their way to the 2000 Olympic Games. The duo, however, managed only a 5th place finish at Sydney.

After completing the 2000 season with McPeak, Misty teamed up with Kerri Walsh. For two years, the pair avoided playing on the AVP tour, which had recently emerged from bankruptcy. Instead, the new team played on the international FIVB tour. They were the FIVB tour champions in 2002. In 2003, Misty and Kerri 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.

The team of Misty May and Kerri Walsh won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics by defeating the Brazilian team in the finals. Before the start of the 2008 Olympics, they were riding a win streak of 101 matches and 18 tournaments that began in June 2007. May-Treanor and Walsh repeated as Olympic gold medalists in the 2008 Beijing games, 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.

Misty May-Treanor Personal Life

In November 2003, Misty met Florida Marlins baseball player Matt Treanor at a sports therapy facility in California. In January 2004, Misty and Matt began dating. The two were engaged in March 2004 and married in November 2004. Matt now plays for the Detroit Tigers.

Misty competed in season 7 (2008) of the ABC series "Dancing With the Stars." Her partner was Maksim Chmerkovskiy. After May-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon during a training session, she and Chmerkovskiy were forced to withdraw from the competition. She underwent surgery on October 7, 2008. She also was a special guest star on “Wizards of Waverly Place” the episode entitled "Art Teacher".

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Train Volleyball with Misty May-Treanor | Arcadia Weekly Train Volleyball with Misty May-Treanor. Fans and up-and-coming players alike know that being able to train with Misty May-Treanor, who is one half of the world's greatest beach volleyball team, would be a dream come true.

Misty May-Treanor - ASUU - University of Utah Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty May-Treanor, is coming to the University of Utah on February 12, 2013. May-Treanor will be speaking about her career as the all-time winningest female beach volleyball player, at 6pm in the Union ...

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