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Johns Creek’s Annika Olsen signs with Georgia Tech

by Ryan Pieroni

January 08, 2014

In front, Johns Creek High School senior Annika Olsen signs her letter of intent as parents Steve and Mary Jo watch. In back are Northeast Learning Community Area Executive Director Andre’ Wright, volleyball coach Beth Stephens, coach Pete Goggin, brothers Ahnders and Eric, Assistant Principal Michael Ilnseher, assistant volleyball coach Deb Pia and Athletic Director Mike Cloy.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Johns Creek High School senior Annika Olsen will be attending Georgia Tech in Atlanta on a volleyball scholarship.

Olsen has played volleyball for seven years; four at Johns Creek High School.

She earned a varsity letter in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She was the recipient of the team's Most Outstanding Player Award in 2012 and 2013, the team co-captain in 2013 and led JCHS to the state quarterfinals in 2011 and the state semifinals in 2012 and 2013.

Olsen was also named to the All-State Team and First Team All-Area in 2012 and 2013, as well as area Player of the Year in 2013. She made the state Senior All-Star Team and was Student Athlete of the Month for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. She won the 2011 Scholar Athlete Award and was a Scholar Athlete in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In 2012 while playing club volleyball, Olsen led A5 Volleyball Club to two open qualifier championships, the Southern region championship and won a bronze medal at the AAU Open Nationals. She was named to the 2012 AAU All-American Team. In 2013, Olsen co-captained the A5 team to qualify for Junior Nationals and a bronze medal at the AAU Open Nationals.