News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Annie Drews has made USA Volleyball’s roster for the Pan American Cup
Annie Drews begins training with Team USA
Finalists for 11 awards have been selected
A look at the impact, careers of five volleyball players
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
2015: AVCA All-America second team ... AVCA First Team All-Northeast Region ... Unanimous All-Big Ten selection ... Big Ten Player of the Week Oct. 5, Oct. 12 and Nov. 16 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Preseason All-Big Ten selection ... ranked 32nd nationally in points per set (4.75) and 34th in kills per set (4.25) in 33 starts ... ranked second in the Big Ten in overall kills per set and second in conference play with 4.25 kills per set ... led team in kills 28 times ... posted double-digit tallies 30 times, including 20 or more seven times ... joined the 1,000-kill club against Notre Dame ... tallied five double-doubles, combining kills and digs each time ... posted career-high 13 digs vs. No. 3 Minnesota ... added five or more blocks twice, including career-best seven vs. No. 3 Minnesota ... hit at a .250 or better clip 18 times, including .300 or better 11 times, .400 or better four times and .500-plus three times ... named to Mortar Board Premier and Boiler Box Challenge all-tournament teams ... member of Big Ten Euro Team in summer 2015 ... signed professional contract to play for Indias Mayaguez in December 2015.
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.
Favorite sweet treat: Dark chocolate anything
Favorite ice cream flavor: sea salt caramel
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite sport besides volleyball:
Favorite sports team: Purdue Volleyball
Favorite Athlete: Kelly Murphy, Opposite on Team USA
Favorite TV show: Nashville
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump, Sweet Home Alabama, About Time
Favorite Book: For starters The Bible, The Help, Paper Towns, Redeeming Love. I really enjoy reading
Favorite Musical Artist: Anything country, I really enjoy Zac Brown Band
Favorite type of pizza: Fancy, weird combination pizzas
Favorite Actor & Actress: Blake Lively
Favorite Food: Avocados
Favorite place on campus: The Union
Favorite city: Any city in Michigan
Favorite outdoor activity:Boating or walking
Favorite animal/furry friend: dogs
Favorite class at Purdue: Anthropology class about food, nutrition, and agriculture in other countries.
Favorite Purdue professor: Chef Nelly Farmer