January 20, 2006

Gregory to care for U.S. Volleyball squad

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Andrew Gregory, M.D., fifth from right in back row, has been named a team physician for the U.S. Volleyball Association’s national team.

Gregory to care for U.S. Volleyball squad

Andrew Gregory, M.D., assistant professor of Orthopaedics & Pediatrics, has been selected as an official team physician for the U.S. Volleyball Association's national teams.

For the past five years, he has been a volunteer for the association's Medical Resource Advisory Team.

In November, Gregory traveled to Japan with the men's national team. Only the best teams from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America competed.

The men's national team, ranked fifth in the world, received a silver medal in the Federation International de Volleyball Grand Champion's Cup.

In July, Gregory will travel with the men's team to the World League competition in Europe. There the team will face off against Poland and Serbia/Montenegro.

If the team continues its winning streak, they could compete in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. If that happens, Gregory says he'll be the first to sign up to travel with the team.

“That is my hope, but we'll have to see how well they will do,” Gregory said.

Gregory played college-level volleyball at Indiana University, and still plays recreationally today.