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Annika
Dries
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
10 February 1992
Height
185 cm
Weight
88 kg
Residence
Stanford, CA, USA
Occupation
Researcher
Languages
English
Higher education
Human Biology - Stanford University: United States

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport?
She became interested in the sport because of the combination of competition and being in the water.

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing beach volleyball and tennis, playing the piano, spending time with family and friends. (Twitter profile, 12 Jun 2015; gostanford.com, 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." [Eleanor Roosevelt] (usawaterpolo.org, 19 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours
She received the Peter J. Cutino Award in 2011 and 2014. It is given annually to the best male and female water polo player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] in United States. (gostanford.com, 2014)

In 2014 she was named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches [ACWPC] Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Championships and MVP of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation [MPSF] Championships. She was also named in the ACWPC All-America first team and the All-MPSF first team. (gostanford.com, 2014)

In 2013 she was named in the ACWPC All-America second team and the All-MPSF second team. (gostanford.com, 2014)

In 2011 she was named MPSF Player of the Year and MVP of the NCAA Championships. She was also named in the ACWPC All-America first team and the All-MPSF first team. (gostanford.com, 2014)

In 2010 she was named in the ACWPC All-America third team, the All-MPSF third team, the MPSF All-Freshman team and the All-NCAA Championships second team. (gostanford.com, 2014)