Annual Mortar Board Premier brings VCU, Austin Peay, Ohio to Belin Court
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Outside hitter was All-Big Ten, Honorable Mention All-America Honoree in 2014
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Senior outside hitter has balanced travelling the world, working volleyball camps and serving as an intern in the marketing office this summer.
Senior Night for Val Nichol & KiKi Jones (photos by Charles Jischke)
Volleyball match featuring Purdue versus Indiana on October 8, 2014.
Purdue Volleyball vs. Indiana (11/21/12)
Purdue vs Northwestern
2014: Honorable Mention All-America ... Honorable Mention All-Northeast Region ... All-Big Ten selection ... started 31 matches, averaging a team-leading 3.92 kills and 4.30 points per set, ranking second and fourth respectively among Big Ten players and 59th and 72nd nationally ... added 0.52 blocks per set and 11 aces ... registered 3.78 kills per set, while hitting .242 and adding 55 digs and 36 blocks in Big Ten play, ranking fifth and sixth in kills and points (4.09) ... posted 22 double-digit kill efforts, including 20 or more six times ... put down 33 kills against Western Kentucky to become the first Purdue player with 30 kills since 2000 ... led team in kills 21 times, while hitting at a .250 or better clip 16 times ... managed a .300 or better effort in 13 matches, .400-plus eight times and one .500-plus performance ... put up five or more blocks twice ... served up career-best four aces vs. UNC-Asheville ... named to Mortar Board Premier and Holiday Inn University Plaza Invitational all-tournament teams.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in all 35 matches, starting 11 ... averaged 1.92 kills per set ... posted double-digit kills eight times, while leading the team three times - against FAU, Pittsburgh and USF ... put up 72 blocks, leading the team three times - at #2 Penn State, at Wisconsin and vs. Indiana ... managed 33 digs, three aces and one assist ... member of the U.S. Women's National A2 program last summer.
2012: Big Ten Freshman of the Week, Sept. 24 ... saw action in 29 matches, starting 15 ... averaged 2.14 kills per set, third most on the team, while hitting .291 and adding 0.55 blocks per set ... posted double-digit kills nine times, including a career-best 18 vs. No. 2 Penn State ... put down five kills on a .714 hitting percentage and added three blocks in collegiate debut vs. George Washington ... led team in blocks three times, while posting five or more stuffs three times ... hit .250 or better 14 times, including .300 or better 13 times and .400 or better six times ... added 39 digs and 48 blocks .... dished out two assists and made good on both of her serve reception chances.
High School: A first team AVCA/Under Armour High School All-American for 2011-12 ... ranked No. 29 on PrepVolleyball.com's list of Senior Aces ... a Fab 50 selection by Volleyball Magazine ... a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee after picking up first team all-state and first team All-Northern Indiana Conference honors as a senior ... led Penn to the 4A state title as a junior and senior after transfering from Elkhart Central ... named as one of PrepVolleyball's Top 50 Junior and Sophomore 79 picks ... led Elkhart Central in kills her freshman and sophomore years, while garnering first team All-NIC honors her second season ... tabbed as Elkhart's most offensive player as a sophomore after helping team to school record-tying 24 wins and a sectional runner up finish ... played tennis and also was a cheerleader as a freshman ... a three-year honor roll member ... Technology Student of the Year 2008 ... played club volleyball for Mizuno Gold and Circle City Gold.
Personal: Given name is Andrea Carrie Drews ... born Dec. 25, 1993 ... parents are Michael and Carrie Drews ... has one brother, Derek, who played basketball at Western Michigan; and one sister, Erin ... major is hospitality and tourism management.