Two-time NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team (2006, 2007)
Four-time AVCA All-American (2005, second team; 2006–08, first team)
Three-time Volleyball Magazine first team All-American (2006–08)
Four-time All-Pac-10 team (2005–08)
2008 – Volleyball Magazine National co-Player of the Year
2008 – Honda Award nominee
Foluke Akinradewo Olympic Player
Akinradewo has appeared in two Olympic tournaments wearing the American red white and blue jersey.
2016 Olympic Games (Bronze Medal)
Named to 2016 Olympic Games Dream Team as one of the best middle blockers in the Olympic Games
2012 Olympic Games (Silver Medal)
Second-best blocker in 2012 Olympics with 0.89 per set and converted 61.2 percent of attacks into points (.495 hitting efficiency)
Ranked third Best Blocker at the 2011 FIVB World Cup
Foluke Akinradewo USA Volleyball Player
World Championship Experience
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.
Named MVP and Best Blocker of 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix as she led U.S. to gold
2014 FIVB World Championship Gold Medalist
Starting middle on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2005 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Turkey
USA Volleyball goes one-on-one with Foluke Akinradewo to discuss the USA Volleyball Cup, Brazil volleyball and her future after volleyball
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)
Watch highlights of Foluke Akinradewo at the 2015 FIVB World Cup
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)
Foluke Akinradewo Professional Volleyball Player
Akinradewo has and continues to compete for several of the most important professional volleyball club teams in the world including:
Japan - TAB Queenseis
Russia - Dinamo Krasnodar
Azerbaijan - Rabita Baku
Switzerland - Volero Zurich
Japan - Hisamitsu Springs
MVP of 2016 Club World Championships
Five Fun Facts about Foluke
Did you know that Foluke....
1. Started playing volleyball in 2002.
2. Joined the women’s national team before starting her collegiate career
3. Her first international debut was at the 2005 Pan American Cup which occurred before she began her first year at Stanford University
4. Unlike most volleyball stars, she did not play club football as a youth
5. Has many nicknames but teammates call her "Luke"
6. Voted "Best Middle Blocker" in the 2016 Olympic Games and "Best Middle Blocker" in the 2016 Club FIVB World Championships
Foluke's Volleyball Quotes and Motivational Words
Foluke Akinradewo was asked during an interview about her first week of training…
“I was just awful, and I was sore in areas I didn’t know I could be sore. When I thought about volleyball I thought about picnics and barbecues, really chill, but it definitely wasn’t, so it was kind of a rude awakening, but I think the challenge of it kept me going.”
Foluke on representing the USA
"Anytime I get to represent the USA its such an honor because I'm doing it for the sacrifices they (her parents) made and I get to represent people who look like me, who think like me who have the same dreams as me and who have huge aspirations. Its huge responsibility but I take great pride in it. "
MVP of the 2016 FIVB Club World Championships interview