Name: Holly McPeak
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 5-7
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
College: UCLA, English literature
Olympic Experience
  • 1996, Tied for fifth
  • 2000, Tied for fifth
  • 2004, bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • Won Bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens with partner Elaine Youngs, who also went to UCLA
  • Finished fifth at the 1996 Olympic Games with Nancy Reno and 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, her only season with the Bruines
  • DID YOU KNOW
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  • McPeak is a color commentator for the Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships
  • Played her last professional beach match in August of 2009 on the domestic AVP Tour with partner Kerri Walsh Jennings
  • McPeak became the first woman worldwide (2002) to surpass the $1 million career earnings and retired in May 2009 with over $1.5 million in earnings
  • 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, 2004, (Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor took gold in the final, which was played after the bronze medal match)
  • 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
  • Made her pro beach debut at age 18 in 1987
  • Competed at Cal her freshman year and was voted the NCAA Freshman of the Year
Personal: Married to Leonard Armato. The couple has a son