Name: Angie Akers
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-0
Birthplace: Ind.
Hometown: Fort Wayne
High School: Bishop Luers High School
College: Notre Dame '97, Sociology
Other Career Highlights
  • Currently coaches for The Netherlands' women's teams
  • Last international FIVB event played was August 2012 in Poland; last professional event was Oct. 2013 at the AVP Huntington Beach Open
  • Akers and Brittany Hochevar competed in 10 FIVB World Tour events in 2012 with their best finish 17th in Stare Jablonki, Poland
  • In 2011, Akers teamed with Nicole Branagh for the first time internationally and competed in 14 FIVB World Tour events. Their best finishes were fifth places in Sanya, China and Stare Jablonki, Poland
  • Akers and Tyra Turner played in 13 FIVB World Tour events in 2010, and 11 events in 2009 - tying for fifth at the FIVB World Championship in Stavanger, Norway
  • Akers was named the FIVB’s top rookie in 2009
  • Akers and partner Holly McPeak competed in 17 AVP events in 2008. Their best finished was third, which they achieved three times
  • Angie played professionally in Saignelegier, Switzerland. After three months, she returned to the United States, quit volleyball and took up running
  • In 2001, Angie finished the Boston Marathon in a personal best, 3 hours and 24 minutes
  • Helped Notre Dame reach as high as sixth place in the national rankings, the highest the program had ever achieved. She was named All-Freshman All-American Team, All-District, and All-Conference
Personal: Akers married Notre Dame All-American offensive lineman Jeremy Akers immediately after she graduated...Parents are Kevin and Carole Harris. Angie is the second of four children