Century Club Long Beach State

Misty May-Treanor To Speak To Century Club Tuesday

Three-time Olympic gold medalist and current Long Beach City College director of volleyball Misty May-Treanor will speak to the Long Beach Century Club on March 6th, previewing what look to be successful spring seasons for the Vikings.

The meeting will take place Tuesday evening, March 6th, at 6 p.m. at Forbidden City.

“We’re excited to have Misty come talk to the club, she’s obviously a local treasure and it’s always a memorable night when she’s in the building,” said Century Club president Joe Carlson.

May-Treanor and the Century Club have a long history together. The Club first honored her while she was a National Player of the Year and All-American at Long Beach State, helping lead the 49ers to an undefeated national championship.

During her superlative professional and Olympic career, the Club awarded her Athlete of the Year so many times that it ceased to do that and gave her an Athlete of the Decade award instead. In 2013, May-Treanor was inducted into the Club’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow LBSU volleyball alums Tayyiba Haneef-Park and Danielle Scott-Arruda, as well as their coach Brian Gimmillaro.

May-Treanor has been at LBCC for the last two years, where she’s coached the women’s team back into statewide relevance and established a state championship contender beach volleyball team.

This year’s Vikings beach team is off to a 3-1 start, with their only loss coming to an NCAA Division 1 program in CSU Northridge. The team, which plays its home matches at Granada Beach on the Long Beach coastline, will host Rio Hondo and Bakersfield on March 9 at 10 a.m.

The Vikings’ men’s volleyball team has been a perennial state championship contender for a decade, and they’ve started off 10-0 this year under head coach Jon Charette.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.
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