WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
After competing in her first international match just a few days ago, Annie Drews has been named to USA Volleyball’s 14-player roster for the Pan American Cup. USA is one-of-12 countries competing in the event June 17-25 in Peru.
This is the 16th Pan Am Cup as teams from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean will compete for the title. Team USA has won the event three of the last five years and is chasing its fifth title in this year’s event. The United States are currently tied with Cuba and the Dominican Republic with a tournament-best four championships.
The Pan Am Cup has two six-team preliminary round pools that will play a full round-round schedule. Team USA is part of Group A with matches against Venezuela on June 17, Colombia on June 18, Puerto Rico on June 19, Mexico on June 20 and Argentina on June 21. Group B includes Canada, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago. After an off day on June 22, the quarterfinal round will take the second- and third-place teams from both groups and play crossover matches to determine which two teams will advance to the June 24 semifinals to join the respective pool winners. The tournament concludes on June 25 with the medal-round matches and other classification matches.
Drews is one-of-two opposites on the roster and neither were a part of last year’s bronze medal effort. She is a two-time All-American, two-time All-Northeast Region and a two-time All-Big Ten selection in her career as a student-athlete at Purdue. The Elkhart, Indiana, native is the most recent Boilermaker to join the 1,000 kill club and is one-of-25 student-athletes in program history to reach the milestone. She registered the program’s ninth most kills in a single season as a senior when she finished the 2015 campaign with 518 kills.