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Olympic gold-medalist Misty May-Treanor to be honored with key to the city
Mayor Robert Garcia will honor Olympian Misty May-Treanor’s contributions to athletics and the City of Long Beach with a key to the city on April 18, 2017.
“Misty Mae-Treanor represents the best of our City, both as a talented athlete and as a resident, giving her time and leadership to inspire student athletes in Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
May-Treanor has become an icon in Long Beach and in the world of beach volleyball. She has competed in four Olympic Games where she went on to become a three-time gold-medalist.
“It’s always been a passion for me to not only compete, but to give back to other student athletes who want to pursue their dreams. I feel honored to receive the key to the city in the city that I call home,” said May-Treanor.
In 2016, May-Treanor took her professional experience as a decorated Olympian to train the next generation of athletes in Long Beach. May-Treanor was named the Director of Volleyball Operations at Long Beach City College, overseeing the LBCC men’s and women’s volleyball programs.
In 1998, as a talented athlete at Long Beach State University, she was captain of the volleyball team which became the first women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association volleyball team to secure undefeated status. In 2004, May-Treanor was inducted into the LBSU Hall of Fame.
May-Treanor will be presented the key to the city in a special ceremony during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.