Hometown/Residence: Phoenix, Arizona/Phoenix, Arizona
Birth Date: April 7, 1994
Club Team (City)/Coach: Spiral (Chandler, Arizona)/Molly West
High School/Grad Year: Xavier College Preparatory (Phoenix, Ariz.) / 2012
College Status: Uncommitted
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Named to U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team. 2009 – Named to U.S. Girls’ Select A2 Team…Chosen for USAV High Performance Select Team from Arizona Region. 2008 – Named to USAV High Performance Select Team from Arizona Region.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 - Helped Spiral win the Arizona Region 16 Open Championship to earn bid to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship. 2009 – Helped Spiral to Arizona Region Top 15s Team in Open and spot into the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship. 2008 – Helped Spiral win Arizona Region 14s championship and qualifying for USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship…Named most valuable player of the Arizona Junior High School State Volleyball Championship after leading team to title. 2007 – Helped club team to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship. 2006 – Started playing club volleyball for Arizona Storm.
PERSONAL: Born Anna Panagiotakopoulus on April 7, 1994, in Phoenix, Ariz.…Nickname is Spartan..Father is Christos Panagiotakopoulos (1958) and Mother is Connie (1963)…Brothers are Thanasi (1985), Alexander (1989) and Niko (1992)…Brother Thanasi played Euro League pro basketball in Greece with Iraklis in 2009 and college basketball with University of Northern Colorado (2004-2008)…Hobbies include all sports, dancing, wakeboarding, sewing, Greek folk dancing… Favorite food is buffalo wings… Favorite book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven…Favorite music categories are hip-hop and alternative… Favorite musicians are John Mayer, B.o.b. and Shakira…Favorite professional team is Phoenix Suns…Favorite athlete is Steve Nash…Most admired person is brother Thanasi because “he is only 5-9 and played professional basketball in Europe and NCAA Division I in college.”…My happiest moment in life was “when I found out I made the National Training Team.”