COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2019) – Misty May-Treanor will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame at an awards dinner Friday, Nov. 1, at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The USOPC Hall of Fame class of 2019 is comprised of nine individuals, one team, two legends, one coach and one special contributor, and together, represents 12 different sports.
May-Treanor competed in beach volleyball at four Olympic Games (2000, ’04, ’08, ‘12). May-Treanor and then-partner Kerri Walsh Jennings are the only people to win three gold medals in the discipline (2004, ’08, ’12).
May-Treanor was named Most Outstanding Player at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. She and Waslh Jennings were three-time FIVB world champion.
May-Treanor finished her international career in 2012 with a then-record 112 wins. She was enshrined in the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2016.
The 13 inductees were determined by a voting process that includes Olympians and Paralympians, members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family, and an online vote open to fans. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame was one of the first national sports halls of fame to include fan voting as part of its selection process, and this year, nearly 200,000 votes were cast at TeamUSA.org/vote.
Get the full list of inductees at http://uspara.us/2kBCk9C.
There will be a NORCECA Beach Tour playoff on Wednesday, Sept. 25 by the Manhattan Beach Pier. Competition will begin at 8:50 a.m. The top-seeded team on the women’s side is Falyn Fonoimoana/Corinne Quiggle. On the men’s side it’s Jeremy Casebeer/Chaim Schalk.
Teams will be competing for slots at the NORCECA events in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic on Nov. 1-3 and Jamaica on Nov. 15-17.
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The AVP concluded its season in Hawaii on Sept. 20-22. In the women’s final in Honolulu, Alix Klineman/April Ross fell to Canada’s Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan, 21-19, 21-17. Emily Day/Betsi Flint and Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil tied for third.
View full women’s results on bvbinfo.com.
On the men’s side, Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb beat Theo Brunner/John Hyden in the final, 18-21, 22-20, 17-15. Chase Budinger/Casey Patterson and Jeremy Casebeer/Chaim Schalk tied for third.
View full men’s results on bvbinfo.com.
Melissa Fuchs/Lindsey Fuller and Aurora Davis/Allie Wheeler along with Travis Mewhirter/Kyle Friend and Chris Austin/Kris Johnson will compete for the U.S. on Sept. 27-29 at the NORCECA Tour event in Bonaire.