Overview
Foluke Akinradewo

Foluke Akinradewo

Club
Hisamitsu Springs
Nationality
United States
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
Birthplace: London, Canada
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
College: Stanford University

Olympic Experience
2016 Olympic Games (Bronze Medal)
2012 Olympic Games (Silver Medal)

World Championship Experience
2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold Medal)

Most Notable

Bronze medalist at 2016 Olympic Games where she started all eight matches, registering 104 points for fifth overall and third in blocking with 0.56 blocks per set
Named to 2016 Olympic Games Dream Team at middle blocker
Averaged 2.50 points with a .412 hitting efficiency during the 2014 FIVB World Championship helping USA to their first-ever gold in any of the three major tournaments
Converted 48.5 percent of attacks during five 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix starts while averaging 3.28 points per set
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:
2018 - FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold)
2017 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil ... FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)...Olympic Games (Bronze).
2015 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. China...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)
2014 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)...FIVB World Championship (Gold)
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'
Graduated from Stanford University with a degree in human biology
Parents are Avoola and Comfort Akinradewo
Brothers are Foluso and Fiyinfolu Akinradewo

Foluke Akinradewo's Favorites
Food: Pizza ... Book: Harry Potter ... Musical Group Bonobo ... Movie: Ex Machina.

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with my loved ones

Most Admired Person: Her parents because "They sacrificed everything by leaving their family in Nigeria to provide a better life for their children in North America."

Career

  • Position Middle blocker
  • Selection Olympic (16) - W.C. (36) - Other (202)
  • International Debut Saltillo, Mexico
  • Current Club USA Women's Volleyball Team
  • Spike 331
  • Block 300