This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Zana Muno, our most popular guest in the show’s history and one of our favorite people in the world. Muno had quite the interesting 2022 season, playing – and succeeding with – Toni Rodriguez (bronze in Coolangatta), Allie Wheeler (silver in Aguascalientes), Brandie Wilkerson (two AVP semifinals), Sarah Pavan (fifth in the Phoenix Gold Series Championships), Lauren Fendrick (fifth in AVP Hermosa), and Julia Scoles (main draw in the Maldives). And she’s right back at it, playing the King of the Court with Kerri Walsh Jennings, the La Paz Challenge with Jess Gaffney, Itapema with Allie Wheeler, and New Orleans with Carly Kan.

She’s an agent of chaos, this chic farmer, whether she likes it or not. We talked all about her accidental partner hopping, as well as:

  • What it’s like to play with Kerri Walsh Jennings
  • Her love of human beings, and our ability to truly feel the full spectrum of emotion as beach volleyball players
  • The surprising things she’s come to love about this beach volleyball journey
  • What types of outfits she’s planning on dropping this season

And, as always, so much more. Love chatting with Z.



NEW BOOK ALERT!!! Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!!

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Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: