Born on July 30, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, Misty May-Treanor has risen to fame as one of America’s professional beach volleyball players. She became noted for winning more tournaments than any other female player with 103 career wins. She grew up playing the sport at Santa Monica Pier, and had her first volleyball tournament when she was eight. Other than volleyball, she has also ventured into other sports like soccer and tennis, and she has participated in dance as well. In 1993, she was named the Division I All-CIF team Player of the Year. The next year, she received the title of best girl's volleyball player in the nation from USA Today. She later enrolled in California State University, Long Beach and graduated with a degree in kinesiology/fitness in 2002.
While still a college senior, Misty May-Treanor played her first professional match on the AVP tour in 1999. She later joined the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team but later quit, teaming up with Holly McPeak. The pair played their first tournament together in the FIVB in Salvador, Brazil, back in November 1999. Afterwards, May-Treanor teamed up with Kerri Walsh, becoming FIVB tour champions in 2002. The two of them were having a winning streak of 101 matches and 18 tournaments that began in June 2007. They also won gold medals in beach volleyball at both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, even being called “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time.”
Misty May-Treanor decided to team up this time with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. Joining 13 other couples, the two are set to perform various types of dances that will enable them to win the much-coveted mirror ball trophy. The show is hosted by Emmy Award-winning game show host Tom Bergeron, and features Len Goodman, Carrie Anne Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli as the panel of judges.