USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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CareerTimeline

Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Member of U.S. Women's National Team since 2005
  • Volleyball icon USAV Women's National Team Co-Player of the Year in 2018
  • Volleyball icon Made international debut summer before beginning college
  • Volleyball icon Has played professionally in Japan, Russia, Azerbaijan and Switzerland
  • Volleyball icon Three-time First Team All-American at Stanford
  • Volleyball icon Inducted into Stanford Hall of Fame in 2019
  • Volleyball icon Also represented U.S. on Women's Junior National Team

Events

  • flag 2018 FIVB World Championship
  • 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Gold
  • 2016 Olympic Games - Bronze; Dream Team member
  • Medal 2016 FIVB Grand Prix - Silver
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix - Gold
  • Medal 2014 FIVB World Championship - Gold
  • 2012 Olympic Games - Silver
  • Medal 2011 FIVB World Cup - Silver
  • Medal 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix - Gold
  • flag 2010 FIVB World Championship
  • Medal 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix - Gold; MVP; Best Blocker
  • Medal 2007 Pan American Games - Bronze
  • flag 2005 Pan American Cup - Made U.S. Women's National Team debut
  • flag 2005 FIVB Junior World Championships - U.S. Women's Junior National Team
  • Medal 2004 NORCECA Junior Continental Championship - Gold; U.S. Women's Junior National Team

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1987
  • Volleyball icon Married to Jonathan Gunderson...has one son
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Avolla and Comfort Akinradewo...has two brothers
  • Volleyball icon Majored in human biology
  • Volleyball icon Holds tri-citizenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United States
  • On the importance of a middle blocker"You have to make sure you're communicating with your pin blockers about what's coming towards them...offensively, if I can draw the block and free up my outside hitters, that's great, too."