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Anna McWhirter Bush
Anna  McWhirter Bush

Volleyball (Inducted 2000)



Anna (McWhirter) Bush was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball ('83-'86) and co-captain of her squad in 1986. A talented hitter for the Colonials, she was selected to the Athletic 10 All-Conference team in '86 after gaining second team all-conference honors in '85.

She still is listed in among GW career and single season records. Among career marks, she is second in attack percentage (.332), third in service aces (187), fourth in digs (1,188), sixth in kills (1,060) an eighth in total attempts (2,418).

A native of Atlanta, Ga., where she starred in volleyball at Chamblee High School, Bush brought a very strong playing background to GW from Georgia. In addition to her individual skills and accomplishments, she was an excellent team player at GW, helping her teammates achieve a four-year record of 107-46 (.700). Following graduation, she continued to play volleyball and coach in the USVBA with great success.

Bush, who earned a bachelor's degree in marketing at GW in 1987, started her own business, Volleywear South, in 1988 and maintained it for more than four years. She also held several sales positions, the most recent as a customer service account representative at Colgate Palmolive prior to the birth of her daughter. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Phil Bush, and their daughter, Cory.