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Former Purdue Volleyball Star Annie Drews Headed to Olympics

Drews joins a bunch of other Purdue athletes seeking Japanese gold.

Serbia v USA - FIVB Volleyball Nations League Photo by Javier Escobar/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We’ve had good news and bad news about this summer’s Olympics in regards to former Purdue athletes. Multiple divers have qualified to represent the United States in Tokyo, but Robbie Hummel’s 3x3 basketball team was upset in qualifying. Today we found out that a former volleyball star is headed to Tokyo as the first Purdue volleyball player to make the Olympics.

Drews starred at Purdue from 2012-15, where she was an All-American as an outside hitter. She has since played professionally in Puerto Rico, Italy, Turkey, and Japan while also competing with he US Senior National Team since 2017. The national team heads to the Olympics ranked second in the world behind China.

She joins the following known former Purdue athletes who will participate in Tokyo:

United States

Brandon Loschiavo - Diving

Steele Johnson - Diving

David Boudia - Diving

Kara Winger - Javelin


Chukwuebuka Enekwechi - Shot Put