Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana
High School: Penn High School (Mishawaka, Indiana)
College: Purdue University
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