Holly McPeak

USA Volleyball

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  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Birth Year: 1969
Height: 5-7
Resides: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
College: UCLA

MOST NOTABLE
- Won Bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens with partner Elaine Youngs
- Finished fifth at the 1996 Olympic Games with Nancy Reno
- Placed fifth at the 2000 Olympic Games with Misty May-Treanor
- Inducted into Volleyball Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, 2009
- Won an NCAA Championship with UCLA in 1990

DID YOU KNOW
- McPeak is a color commentator for the Pac-12 Conference
- She ranks third behind Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings for most career earnings among women's beach volleyball athletes
- McPeak and partner Elaine Young were the first U.S. women to medal in the beach discipline at the Olympics (Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor took gold in the final, which was played after the bronze medal match)
- In 2002, McPeak became the first woman to surpass $1 million in career earnings
- Won 28 AVP and 19 FIVB tournaments
- Won two Manhattan Beach Open titles with Cammy Ciarelli (1993) and Elaine Youngs (2004)
- Internationally, McPeak ranked in the Top 10 seven times between 1995 and 2004
- Voted the AVP Most Valuable Player in 1993
- Ranked first in the AVP in 2001 and 2002
- Married to Leonard Armato. The couple has a son.

THE QUOTE
"As a beach volleyball player, it doesn't get much better than having played with Holly. Without Holly taking a chance on a rookie (me), I wouldn't be in the position I am today. I want to thank her for laying the foundation not only for me but for all the young women that will come after. She is a mentor, competitor, and friend who has taught me that with discipline and hard work anything is possible." - Misty May-Treanor, quote from USA Today

PAST PARTNERS
2009 Angie Akers and Jenny Kropp
2008 Angie Akers
2007 Logan Tom
2006 Nicole Branagh, Logan Tom, Dianne DeNecochea
2005 Jenn Kessy
2004 Elaine Youngs
2003 Elaine Youngs
2002 Elaine Youngs
2001 Lisa Arce, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings
2000 Misty May-Treanor
1999 Nancy Reno, Gabrielle Reece, Karolyn Kirby, Misty May-Treanor
1998 Lisa Arce
1997 Lisa Arce
1996 Nancy Reno and Lisa Arce
1995 Nancy Reno and Angela Rock
1994 Cammy Ciarelli
1993 Angela Rock, Cammy Ciarelli, Linda Chisholm, Nancy Reno
1992 six partners
1991 Bonnie Fisk, Barbra Fontana
1987 Jill Horning

RELATED LINKS
>> Chicago Tribune Volleyball Duo Makes Olympics
>> Sports Nation Chat with Holly McPeak
>> Sports Illustrated Fun in the Sun
>> UCLA Athletics Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs Win Bronze on the Beach

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