May-Treanor to assist USC sand volleyball team

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Women beach volleyball gold Medal winners Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the US, celebrate at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (AP Photo)

Women beach volleyball gold Medal winners Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the US, celebrate at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor has a new job in the college ranks.

She will be a volunteer assistant coach for the Southern California women’s sand volleyball team.

Coach Anna Collier said Tuesday that adding May-Treanor to the staff will elevate the team and make the Trojans a national title contender.

May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh-Jennings became the first pair to win Olympic gold three times in the sport. May-Treanor retired after last year’s London Games, while Walsh-Jennings continues to play professionally with a new teammate.

As a collegian at Long Beach State, May-Treanor helped her alma mater to an undefeated season and NCAA title in 1998. She was a three-time AVCA player of the year.

 

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