Misty May-Treanor, Olympic Gold medalist, signing copies of Digging Deep In Volleyball and Life
*6/17/10 5:00 PM at Borders Books – Laskin Road. Virgina Beach, VA.
*6/22/10 12:30 PM at Borders Books – Broadway. New York, NY.
*7/13/10 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Edinger Avenue. Huntington Beach, CA.
Misty Erie May-Treanor (born July 30, 1977) is an American professional volleyball player and actress. She has won more tournaments than any other female player with 105 career wins. Misty May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh won gold medals in beach volleyball at the summer Olympics of 2004 (in Athens) and 2008 (in Beijing). May-Treanor and Walsh have been the dominant beach volleyball team of their era; among other accomplishments, they went a perfect 39-0 during the 2003 season, and won 112 straight matches during the years 2007 and 2008. May-Treanor grew up in California and played volleyball at Long Beach State from 1995-99. She was part of the school’s 1998 NCAA championship team and was named the most valuable player of the NCAA tournament. The next year she quit the classic six-person-per-side game in favor of professional beach volleyball with its two-person teams. She paired with veteran Holly McPeak for two years, taking fifth place at the Sydney Olympics, before teaming with Walsh for the 2001 season. The powerful pair was named AVP Team of the Year every year from 2003-2007. May-Treanor appeared on Dancing With the Stars in 2008, but ruptured her left Achilles tendon while rehearsing and dropped out of the show.
Misty May married pro baseball player Matt Treanor in 2004 and changed her name to Misty May-Treanor… Her nickname is “Turtle,” according to her official site… Her cousin, Taylor Dent, plays professional tennis… She and Treanor both have “M2” tattoos, for the names Misty and Matt… Her father, Bob “Butch” May, was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic volleyball team… Matt Treanor is a catcher; he made his major league debut with the Florida Marlins in 2004.