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Misty May-Treanor
Misty May-Treanor during a tournament in 2007

Misty Elizabeth May-Treanor (born July 30, 1977) is a retired American professional beach volleyball player. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. As of August 2012 she is the most successful female beach volleyball player. She has 112 individual championship wins in domestic and international competition.

Career

Misty May-Treanor was the college player of the year twice. In 1998 she was the NCAA championship co-Most Valuable Player. In the 2004 Summer Olympics Misty May-Treanor and Keri Walsh (her volleyball partner) were the first Americans to get a gold medal in beach volleyball. In 2007 Walsh and May-Treanor were the first to win three straight world titles since the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) began sponsoring the event in 1997.

Misty May-Treanor plays as an attacker and a defender in Volleyball. Her partner Kerri Walsh is a "master blocker". She had earned 1.6 million dollars by having 89 victories by the end of 2007.

In 2004 Misty May married Matt Treanor the catcher for the Florida Marlins. She has two kids. She attended California State University Long Beach, California.

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