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  Foluke Akinradewo
Foluke Akinradewo

Player Profile
Plantation, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Undergraduate Assistant Coach

Human Biology

After completeing one of the most decorated careers in Stanford Volleyball history, Akinradewo reamins with the team in 2009 as an undergraduate assistant coach. She will be a great asset to the team in the practice gym, as well as helping coach the middle blockers.

As a Senior in 2008: A 2008 AVCA First-Team All-American, becoming the seventh four-time AVCA All-American in school history ... the Volleyball Magazine Co-National Player of the Year ... a Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American ... named Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second straight season, just the fourth player in conference history to win the award twice ... an All-Pacific Region pick ... earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 Team for the fourth year in a row, becoming just the ninth four-time All-Pac-10 selection in school history ... a nominee for the Honda Award for the third consecutive season ... appeared in all 118 sets for Stanford ... third on the team with 3.19 kps (376 total kills) ... led the team with 491.5 total points (4.17 pps) ... shattered the NCAA career hitting percentage record (.446) by more than 20 points ... had the best blocking year of her career with 173 (1.47 bps), a total which ranked among the top 10 in school history ... finished third nationally in hitting percentage (.457), and stood among the nation's top-10 (4th) in blocks per set (1.47) ... led the Pac-10 in both hitting percentage and blocks ... also among the conference's leaders in points (6th) ... hitting percentage (.457) ranked second only to the .499 mark she posted as a junior in both the Pac-10 and Stanford record books ... hit .500 or better in nine of the last 15 matches of the year and reached double-figure kills in 16 of the last 19 ... hit .400 or better in 22 matches, including 13 times in Pac-10 play ... reached double figures 20 times ... named to the all-tournament team at two of Stanford's preseason tournaments, and earned MVP honors at the Billiken Invitational ... also earned all-tournament honors at the Stanford Invitational ... pounded a season-high 20 kills on 24 swings (.833) against William & Mary (9/5) ... hit a career-high .923 the next day against Illinois (9/6) with 12 kills on 13 tries ... was named the 9/8 Pac-10 Player of the Week for her efforts ... had 10 kills on 16 swings (.625) against Cal Poly (9/20) and turned in seven blocks ... posted the ninth best blocking performance in school history (12) and her second career double-double against Arizona State (10/12) ... tallied 19 kills in four sets, hit .571 and notched six blocks at USC (10/24) ... picked up her 1,500th career kill against Washington on Oct. 31 ... posted 16 kills and hit .652 (16-1-23) at Arizona (11/8) ... turned in 19 kills on 28 swings (.571) against USC at Maples (11/21) ... tallied 14 kills and nine blocks against UCLA on Senior Night (11/22) ... added 14 kills and eight blocks at Oregon (11/26) ... had 12 kills on 16 swings (.562) against Albany in the NCAA First Round (12/5) ... picked up 10 more kills and a .438 hitting percentage against Long Beach State (12/6) ... pounded 13 kills on 19 swings in the NCAA regional semifinal win over Florida, marking one of the top-five NCAA Tournament hitting percentages in school history (.684) ... named the Fort Collins Regional MVP for her efforts ... turned in 17 kills on 31 swings (.452) in the NCAA Semifinal win over Texas (12/18), and added six blocks to the team effort ... an alternate for the 2008 Olympic team ... finished her career eighth on the program's kill list (1,682), third on the blocking list (579) and first in hitting percentage (.446).

2008 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Junior in 2007: The AVCA National Player of the Year ... a first-team AVCA All-American ... a first-team Volleyball Magazine All-American ... the Honda Award winner for volleyball ... the Pac-10 Player of the Year ... also earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 Team and the All-Pacific Region Team ... appeared in 118 games as a starting middle blocker for Stanford ... turned in 4.11 kills per game (485 total kills) ... led the nation with a .499 hitting percentage, the second best mark in NCAA history ... single-season hitting percentage shattered the Pac-10 and Stanford records by more than 50 points ... led the team with 143 blocks (1.21 bpg), one of the top-10 marks in the Pac-10 ... also one of the top 10 players in the conference in kills (9th, 4.11 kpg) and points (6th, 4.94 ppg) ... hit above .400 in 27 matches and recorded double-figure kills in 31 matches ... recorded 38 kills at the Diet Coke Classic, and hit .706 (13-1-17) against Ohio (9/2) in the title match ... named to the Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament Team for her efforts ... tallied 21 kills and eight blocks in a win over BYU (9/8) at the Stanford Invitational ... named the event's MVP, and followed with her first Pac-10 Player of the Week and CVU.com National Player of the Week honors (9/10) ... recorded 15 kills against Penn State (9/15) in the Yale Classic title match and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... posted 15 kills and eight blocks against Cal in the Pac-10 opener (9/21) ... tallied 18 kills and hit .680 in a sweep of USC (9/27) ... followed with 12 kills, a .500 hitting percentage and a career-high seven digs in a sweep of UCLA (9/28) ... earned her second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for her weekend's work (10/1) ... tallied 15 kills, including the 1,000th of her career at Oregon State (10/4) ... notched 18 kills against Washington while hitting .417 (10/12) ... added 20 kills at USC (10/27) ... posted 17 kills and a career-high seven digs in the team's win over Washington in Seattle (11/8) ... added 21 kills and hit a season-high .769 (21-1-26) against Arizona (11/17) ... helped Stanford clinch the Pac-10 title with 20 kills and three service aces in a five-game win over Cal (11/23) ... hit over .550 in both NCAA First and Second Round matches and contributed 27 kills and nine blocks between the two sweeps ... recorded 15 kills and hit .682 in the NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Cal Poly (12/7) ... followed with an 18-kill performance against UCLA in the Regional title game (12/8) ... named the MVP of the Stanford Regional for her efforts ... slammed a career-high 26 kills in the NCAA Semifinal win over USC (12/13) ... also posted a season-high nine blocks against the Trojans and hit .523 ... posted 18 kills, six blocks and a .425 hitting percentage in the NCAA Championship match (12/15) ... named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team for her efforts.

2007 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2006: An AVCA and Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American ... named to the AVCA All-Pacific Region First Team ... named to the 2006 All-Pac-10 Team ... played in 98 games for the Cardinal and 31 matches ... led the squad with 141 blocks and 1.44 blocks per game ... also led the team with a .431 hitting percentage ... finished third on the Cardinal with 382 kills and second with 3.90 kills per game ... fifth on the squad with 19 service aces ... hit .450 or higher in 15 matches and .400 or higher in 18 matches ... notched double-digit kills in 24 matches ... in the NCAA Second Round, tallied a career-high 26 kills to lead the Cardinal to a five-game victory over Missouri (12/3) with five blocks ... tallied 18 kills in Stanford's five-game win at UCLA (10/13) ... had 17 kills against Fairfield (9/8) ... hit a career-high .850 with 17 kills at Arizona (10/28) in a three-game victory, as well as .800 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (9/2) with eight kills ... set a career-high with four aces against Arizona at home (9/29) ... tallied a season-high nine blocks versus Oregon (10/20) in a three-game sweep ... notched eight blocks on three occasions, including in the NCAA title match against Nebraska (12/16) ... also recorded eight blocks against Washington State (9/21) and Oregon (11/16) ... had a season-high three solo blocks against Santa Clara (9/14) ... hit .406 with 16 kills, as well as three blocks, as Stanford defeated Texas (12/9) in the regional final to advance to Omaha ... named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... selected to the Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team, Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge All-Tournament Team and BYU All-Tournament Team ... slso earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention and was a nominee for the Honda Award ... earned Stanford's Block 'S' Outstanding Sophomore Award.

2006 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Freshman in 2005: Named the 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... also named to the All-Pac-10 First Team ... the AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year ... earned second-team All-America honors ... led the squad in hitting percentage (.397), a mark which ranked third in the Pac-10, 13th in the nation and third for a single-season in school history ... was second on the team in kills (439) ... averaged 3.92 kills per game, which ranked tenth in the Pac-10 ... led the Cardinal in blocks (122, 1.09 bpg), with a team-high 32 solo blocks ... tallied a career-high 12 blocks (ninth-best for a single match in school history) at UCLA (11/25) ... hit .450 or better in 13 matches ... hit a season-high .720 with 19 kills versus Utah State (9/16) and hit .714 with 16 kills at Boston College (9/1) ... tallied a .650 hitting percentage at Oregon State (9/29) ... had double-digit kills in 26 of the 32 matches ... during Stanford's seven match road trip to the East Coast and the Midwest, chalked up 94 kills in 152 attempts for a .618 hitting percentage, along with 24 blocks, 14 digs and three service aces ... hit no lower than .450 during those seven matches, and hit .500 in five of those matches ... named the MVP at the Colorado Invitational in September, collecting 43 kills in 74 attempts for a .486 hitting percentage ... also gained MVP honors at the Stanford Invitational that month ... in three matches, collected 47 kills in 93 attempts (.376) along with ten blocks and five digs ... for her efforts in leading the third-ranked Cardinal to four victories from Sept. 5-11, was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... in victories at New Hampshire (9/6) and at the Colorado Invitational, collected 52 kills in 90 attempts for a .578 hitting percentage ... over the four-match stretch, hit .450 or better in each contest ... recorded a season-high with six digs against Syracuse (9/3) and Oregon State (10/28).

High School: A 2005 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... a three-year letterwinner and captain of her squad for two seasons ... the 2002 and 2003 Broward County Player of the Year ... an All-American in 2003 and 2004, and an all-state selection in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... named the Florida Dairy Farmer's Volleyball Player of the Year ... the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year ... also participated in basketball and track ... was a Florida State Champion in track in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... an all-state selection in basketball in 2004 and 2005 ... was the Principal Honors Award winner all four years of high school.

Club Competition: Did not compete in club volleyball.

National Team Experience: Spent the winter and spring of 2008 as a member of the U.S. National Training Team in Colorado Springs ... a 2008 Olympic alternate .. competed with the team at the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix ... toured China with the team in March 2008 ... started for the U.S. at the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, helping the team to a bronze medal ... the starting middle blocker on the USA Junior Team that competed at the 2005 World Championships in Turkey ... also played with the USA Senior Team that competed at the 2005 Pan Am Cup in the Dominican Republic ... a member of the gold medal-winning USA Junior National Team in 2004 at NORCECA ... helped the U.S. to a fourth-place finish at the 2005 Pan Am Games in the Dominican Republic.

Personal: Daughter of Ayoola and Comfort Akinradewo ... brother, Foluso, participated in track at Oregon ... brother, Folu, participated in track at Fresno State ... majoring in human biology ... full name is Foluke Atinuke Akinradewo.

Akinradewo's Career Statistics


Akinradewo's Career Highs

Kills 26, 2X, last vs. USC (12/13/07)
Attempts 44, 2X, last vs. USC (12/13/07)
Aces 4 vs. Arizona (9/29/06)
Digs 8, 2X, last at California (11/14/08)
Assists 2, 3X, last vs. Penn State (12/20/08)
Blocks 12, 2X, last vs. Arizona State (10/12/08)
Hitting Percentage .923 (12-0-13) vs. Illinois (9/6/08)
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