Grace Cleveland

Position: Right Side Hitter
Height: 6’3″
Hometown: Bloomington, Illinois
College: Purdue University

Professional Experience

  • Atlanta Vibe – 2023-24

Coaching Experience

  • Butler Volleyball Assistant Coach – 2023
  • The Academy Volleyball Club Assistant Coach – 2021-22

College Experience

  • Two-time AVCA All-America honoree (First and Second Team)
  • Two-time All-America honoree (First and Third Team)
  • Three-Time First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2021 Purdue Athlete of the Year
  • Became just the sixth Boilermaker ever to be named First Team All-American and first since Sherridan Atkinson in 2018
  • Finished her career with 1,320 kills, 469 blocks, 423 digs, and 73 service aces.
  • Was one of just three players in Purdue program history to own over 420 career block assists (423); ranks sixth all-time at PU in total blocks (469) and ninth all-time in attempts (3,599); recorded 127 block assists in 2019 to rank 10th in program history in a single-season; averaged 1.39 blocks per set the following year marking the seventh best performance at Purdue in a single season.

High School/Club Experience

  • Ranked No. 13 recruit in the nation by PrepVolleyball
  • Lettered in volleyball and track and field at Normal Community High School
  • AAU All-American
  • Three-time JVA All-National Team honoree
  • Competed on the USA Junior A1 Training Team
  • First Team All-Area (2016-17)
  • Four-time volleyball all-conference (2014-17)
  • Guided Normal Community volleyball to consecutive regional titles (2016-17) and a section title in 2016
  • Two-time WJBC Athlete of the Week
  • Placed second in the high jump at the 2018 Illinois State Championship
  • Recorded a sixth-place finish in the high jump at the 2016 Wisconsin State Championships


  • Father played basketball at Hanover and mother played basketball at Illinois State University
  • Majored in Retail Management at Purdue