08:57 PM EDT 10/21/2013


Misty May-Treanor

Credit: Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP; Nick Laham/Getty
Meet Volleyball Star Kerri Walsh Jennings's New Partner

Kerri Walsh Jennings Partnering with April Ross

Originally posted 06/27/2013 08:00AM

Olympic volleyball sensation Kerri Walsh Jennings has a new partner – and, no, she didn't ditch her husband.

The three-time gold medalist who dominated the sport with teammate Misty May-Treanor since 2001, has announced that she's teaming up with 31-year-old April Ross.

"She's a stud and has been working her butt off for the past couple years," says Walsh Jennings, 34, about Ross, who won a silver medal in the 2012 Games. "I want to be with a winner and that's why I asked her."

Read More

Credit: NBC; XPosure; Getty
POLL: What Was Your Favorite Olympics Gold Medal Moment?

Summer Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012: What Was Your Favorite Gold Medal Moment?

Originally posted 08/12/2012 02:50PM

All that glitters has turned to gold for Team USA – 39 times (and counting!) to be exact.

But as the Summer Olympics comes to a close, here's a recap of the moments that were just as sweet as the victories.

Read More

Credit: Petr David Josek/AP
Misty May-Treanor: Three-Peat Gold Is 'Bittersweet'

Misty May-Treanor: Three-Peat Gold Is 'Bittersweet'

Originally posted 08/09/2012 11:15AM

History was made Wednesday when Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic gold in the women's beach volleyball finals.

"Winning the first gold medal, we were young, sweet, we did it. Winning back-to-back medals is very difficult. To go for a three-peat – I don't know if you could write the script the way it turned out. But we believed," May-Treanor told PEOPLE Wednesday.

May-Treanor, 35, and Walsh Jennings, 33, defeated fellow Team USA athletes Jen Kessy and April Ross in the all-American final.

But even May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings's opponents couldn't help but feel elated for the team who helped pioneer women's beach volleyball.

Read More

Credit: Petr David Josek/AP
Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings Pull Off a Three-Peat!

Summer Olympics 2012

Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings Make It Three for Three

Originally posted 08/08/2012 06:00PM

Two-time Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings took on fellow Team USA mates Jen Kessy and April Ross in Wednesday afternoon's All-American beach volleyball match in London – the first time since the 1996 debut of the sport in the Olympics that two teams from the same country have competed for a gold medal.

And did the golden girls make it three for three? They did!

At the end of the match, it was Walsh Jennings, 33, and May-Treanor, 35, who snagged the top honor from their opponents, landing them their third gold medal – the very first to do so in their sport.

Read More

Credit: REX USA; Wireimage; Filmmagic
Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Facebook: Olympic Edition

PEOPLE Recommends: The Top Athletes on Facebook

Originally posted 08/08/2012 05:00PM

Worried you might go into Olympics withdrawal now that the Games are reaching their final stretch?

Keep the Olympic flame burning long after the Closing Ceremonies Sunday, courtesy of a select group of athletes who've obsessively Facebooked about the Games and are fun to read. Here are the top athletes to follow on Facebook – and don't forget to like People.com for all your celeb news.

Read More

Credit: Landov; AP
Team USA vs. Team USA! Meet the Women Going for Volleyball Gold

Summer Olympics 2012

Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings Prepare for Third Gold

Originally posted 08/08/2012 11:30AM

It will be an all-American showdown Wednesday when Team USA takes on Team USA in the women's beach volleyball final.

Two-time gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will play Jen Kessy and April Ross for the gold medal. It's the first time since 1996 – when beach volleyball made its Olympic debut – that two teams from the same country have competed for the gold.

As both teams prep for Wednesday's event, get to know who's who on the beach volleyball court.

Read More

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters