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Hoosiers to watch at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, Aug. 4

Purdue graduate Annie Drews and Notre Dame graduates Skylar Diggins-Smith and Jewell Loyd are in quarterfinal action Wednesday morning in their respective sports.
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Annie Drews

TOKYO, Japan — More than 600 athletes are representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and a number of them are from Indiana.  

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Here are the Hoosier athletes to watch on Wednesday, Aug. 4 (Note: All dates and times listed are in eastern time):

Annie Drews — Volleyball

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United States' Andrea Drews, left, spikes the ball past Dominican Republic's Bethania de la Cruz de Pena during the women's volleyball quarterfinal match between Dominican Republic and United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Elkhart native and Purdue University graduate Annie Drews joins the U.S. women's volleyball team for her first Olympics.

Team USA beat the Dominican Republic 3-0 in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Drews scored 21 points in the victory.

The U.S. will now face Serbia in the semifinals, which are scheduled to start Friday, Aug. 6 at midnight ET. The winner will advance to the gold medal match.

The semifinal games of women's volleyball will air live on USA Network.

The gold medal match is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 a.m. ET and will air live on WTHR Channel 13.

The U.S. finished first in Pool B of the preliminary round with a 4-1 record after beating Argentina, China, Turkey, and Italy but losing to ROC.

Skylar Diggins-Smith and Jewell Loyd — Basketball

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United States' Jewell Loyd (4), left, drives around France's Sarah Michel (10) during women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

Team USA is seeking its seventh consecutive gold medal in women's basketball.

South Bend native and University of Notre Dame graduate Skylar Diggins-Smith and University of Notre Dame graduate Jewell Loyd are part of the 12-person roster.

Team USA defeated Australia 79-55 in the quarterfinals. Diggins-Smith had 4 points, while Loyd did not score in the team's win.

The U.S. will play Serbia in the semifinals, which is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 6 at 12:40 a.m. ET. The game will air live on WTHR Channel 13.

The gold medal game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 p.m. ET and will air live on WTHR Channel 13.

The U.S. went undefeated in Group B of the preliminary round, with wins against France, Japan and Nigeria.

Credit: AP/Charlie Neibergall
France's Marine Johannes (23), left, drives to the basket past United States' Skylar Diggins-Smith (5) during women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

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