Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 5-9
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor High School ’95
College: Long Beach State ’02, Kinesiology/Fitness; Concordia Unversity ’13, Coaching and Athletic Administration

Olympic Experience

  • 2000, Tied for fifth
  • 2004, gold
  • 2008, gold
  • 2012, gold

Other Career Highlights

  • Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings are considered the greatest beach volleyball team of all time after winning three-straight Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012)
  • May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings and won 21 consecutive Olympic matches and only lost one set (to Austria in 2012) during their 11-year run together
  • May-Treanor finished fifth with partner Holly McPeak at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney
  • May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings won three-straight FIVB World Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009
  • As an indoor setter at Long Beach State (1995-99), May-Treanor led an undefeated team to the 1998 NCAA Division I National Championship


  • Previously head coach of the Long Beach City College indoor and beach women’s programs; now director of volleyball operations
  • Played in one domestic AVP Tour event in 2016; last played on the FIVB World Tour in 2012
  • Returned to play at the 2015 AVP Seattle Open with Brittany Hochevar, duo tied for third, her first major competition since retiring following the 2012 London Olympics. Duo also tied for third with Hochevar at the AVP Championships
  • Finished her career with 112 tournament wins, 43 international wins, and $2,132,733 in earnings. Was the first to reach 112 tournament wins before Kerri Walsh-Jennings broke the record in 2013
  • Was named Most Outstanding Player in women’s beach volleyball at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games
  • May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings won AVP Team of the Year five consecutive years (2003-07)
  • In 2008, May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings broke their own record by winning 112 matches in a row and 19 consecutive tournaments
  • May-Treanor graduated from Long Beach State with a degree in kinesiology/fitness in 2002. She earned a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., in 2013
  • Was a three-time AVCA All-American and received the Honda Broderick NCAA Athlete of the Year Award in 1998
  • May-Treanor was inducted into the Long Beach State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004
  • May-Treanor graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1995 and was named the 1995 High School Player of the Year

Personal: May-Treanor married professional baseball player Matt Treanor in December, 2008…May-Treanor’s father, Bob “Butch” May, was a member of the 1968 U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team. Her mother, the late Barbara May, was a former nationally ranked tennis player. May-Treanor has two brothers: Brack and Scott…May-Treanor has appeared on CSI: Miami, Wizards of Waverly Place and Dancing with the Stars. She had to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars after rupturing her Achilles tendon during a practice…In 2010, May-Treanor published her autobiography entitled “Misty, Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life”…May-Treanor has tattoos honoring her deceased mother and grandmother. She sprinkled her mother’s ashes on the courts after her 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medal wins.