Misty May-Treanor the "Queen of the Beach"
Queen of the Beach Misty May-Treanor
Misty Elizabeth May-Treanor, QUEEN OF THE BEACH and Spalding® King of the Beach Brand Ambassador
Misty (born July 30, 1977) 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. 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.
Queen of the Beach Misty May-Treanor and her partner Queen of the Beach Kerri Walsh Jennings take their third Olympic Gold Medal in London during the 2012 Olympic beach Volleyball Event!
Queen of the Beach, 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty May-Treanor, announced her partnership with Spalding® King of the Beach® as Brand Ambassador and was featured on the cover of the Wheaties® Box after her victory in London at the 2012 Olympics with while endorsing the King of the Beach® tour volleyball.
PERSONAL LIFE AND RETIREMENT
In January 2004, May-Treanor began dating baseball player Matt Treanor; the two wed in November 2004. On June 3, 2014 their daughter, Malia Barbara, was born in Long Beach. 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 residing in Coral Springs, Florida; 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, 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.
May-Treanor has now completed her Graduate Degree with Concordia University Irvine and received a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Big West Conference
May's honors in the Big West Conference include:
- Big West Conference Freshman of the Year 1995
- All-Big West First Team (4): 1995–1998
- Big West Player of the Year (3): 1996–1998
- 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 1997, 1998
- Honda-Broderick Cup 1998–99
- Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.
- AVP Best Defensive Player (7): 2002–2008
- AVP Best Offensive Player (11): 1998–2008
- AVP Crocs Cup Champion (3): 2006–2008 (all with Kerri Walsh)
- AVP Most Valuable Player (4): 2005–2008
- AVP Team of the Year (6): 2003–2008 (all with Kerri Walsh)
- FIVB Best Defensive Player (2): 2007–2008
- FIVB Best Offensive Player (3): 2005, 2007–2008
- FIVB Best Setter (1): 2005
- FIVB Most Outstanding (2): 2005, 2008
- FIVB Sportsperson (2): 2007, 2008
- FIVB Tour Champion (1): 2002 (Kerri Walsh)
- BVA Rookie of the Year 2000