Atkinson loves discovering new music and is classically trained in the violin. She originally wanted to go to Juilliard to pursue music and acting, but then stumbled upon volleyball. Atkinson also loves fashion, photography, basketball, and meeting her brothers and sisters in Christ.
After graduating from Purdue, Atkinson went on to play professionally in Turkey and Korea. She most recently played for Nilüfer Belediyesi.
- 2018 All-American First Team
- 2018 AVCA National Player of the Week
- 2018 Led the Big Ten in kills and was ranked nationally in the top 10 for total kills
- 2018 All-Big Ten (unanimous)
- 2018 Big Ten Player of the Week
- 2017 All-American Third Team
- 2017 PrepVolleyball and Volleyball Magazine All-American Honorable Mention
- 2017 All-Big Ten (unanimous)
- 2017 AVCA All-Northeast Region
- 2017 Academic All-Big Ten
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