Overview
Foluke Akinradewo

Foluke Akinradewo

Club
Volero Zürich
Birth Date
05/10/1987
Birth Place
Canada
Height
191 cm
Weight
79 kg
Hobbies
Online shopping, hanging out with friends, watching movies
Favorite Book
Harry Potter, the Kite Runner

 Position: Middle Blocker

Height: 6-3
Weight:
Hometown: Plantation, Fla.
Birth Date: Oct. 5, 1987
College: Stanford
Joined Team: May 2003

 
Most Notable

Helped U.S. Women to 2012 Olympic Games silver medal after averaging 3.33 points per set (10th best overall), was second-best blocker in 2012 Olympics with 0.89 per set and converted 61.2 percent of attacks into points (.495 hitting efficiency)
Named MVP and Best Blocker of 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix as she helped U.S. win its first of three consecutive titles of the premier annual women's international volleyball event
Ranked third in Best Blocker and converted 59.0 percent of attacks at 2011 FIVB World Cup where the U.S. finished with the medal and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round...Olympic Games (Silver).
2011 - Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver).
2010 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth).
2009 - FIVB World Grand Prix (9th).
2008 - USA Tour of China...U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place).
2007 - Pan American Games (Bronze Medal).
2005 - Pan American Cup (Fourth).

Did You Know

Holds tri-citizenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United States
Made international debut in 2005 at Pan American Cup prior to the start of her freshman season at Stanford University
Unlike most top volleyball players, did not play club volleyball as a youth
Four-time AVCA All-American from 2005-2008 and three-time first-team selection; Earned AVCA Division I Player of the Year as a junior in 2007
Finished collegiate career with the best career hitting efficiency (.446) of any NCAA Division I player
Starting middle blocker on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2005 FIVB World Championships in Turkey after helping U.S. win gold in the 2004 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship.
Has many nicknames, but teammates call her 'Luke'
Majored in human biology at Stanford University and nvisions to become an orthopedic surgeon after her volleyball career

The Big Blurb
What makes volleyball your favorite sport? "Volleyball is one of the few team sports where every single person on the court has an impact on the outcome. The ball can come to you at any time, so complete focus is required. The sport represents "team" in every sense of the word. Also, I have so much fun playing and growing in this sport every day, that I always want to come back for more."

Career

  • Position Middle blocker
  • Selection Olympic (16) - W.C. (24) - Other (175)
  • International Debut Saltillo, Mexico
  • Current Club Volero Zürich
  • Spike 331
  • Block 300