Name: Annie Drews
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-4
Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana
High School: Penn High School (Mishawaka, Indiana)
College: Purdue University
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Most Notable

  • Named most valuable player of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League after leading USA to gold, including a team-high 33 points against Brazil in the title match
  • Selected AVCA All-America Second-Team in 2015 as senior at Purdue University

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

  • 2019: FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold); Tokyo Qualification Tournament (1st)
  • 2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold)
  • 2017: Pan American Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix Finals Round (5th Place); USA Volleyball Cup; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)

Did You Know:

  • Played two seasons in the Puerto Rico Superliga
  • Honorable Mention AVCA All-American in 2014
  • Graduated from Purdue University in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2015
  • Member of the U.S. Women's National A2 Program (now known as U.S. Collegiate National Team) in 2013
  • Two-time volleyball state champion while at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Brother Derek played basketball at Western Michigan University
  • Played club volleyball for Mizuno Gold and Circle City Gold

Annie Drews' Favorites
Food: Donuts ... Book: Anything CS Lewis ... Music Type: Country, Acoustic, Indie ... Musical Group: Zac Brown Band, The Lumineers, Johnny Was ... Movie: Forrest Gump ... Actress: Julia Roberts ... Professional Team: USA!!!

Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Walking, Games, Reading, Driving my Jeep

Most Admired People: "People chasing after things they are really passionate about, especially when it's unconventional or uncomfortable."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Any time there's great people gathered around a table sharing food and life together. I just really love good food, company and conversation."

Other Interesting Notes on Annie Drews
"My faith has been the biggest game changer/factor in my career, but more importantly, my life. I became a Christian in college and I truly believe that God has equipped me with opportunities and abilities to continue playing & learning in this sport.

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing indoor club volleyball in 2008 with Network Juniors and concluded her youth club career with Northern Indiana Volleyball Academy
  • Two-time volleyball state champion at Penn High School in Mishiwaka, Indiana, where she was selected an AVCA High School American as a senior
  • Member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team in 2013
  • Selected AVCA Second-Team All-America in 2015 as a senior at Purdue University
  • Debuted with U.S. Women’s National Team during 2017 Pan American Cup

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