USU Volleyball Closes Season in Sweep of Weber State
Three Players In Double-Digit Kills Paves Way For Second Win Of Day
Utah State Volleyball Earns 600th All-Time Victory And First Of Season With Four-Setter Over Northern Iowa Saturday
USU Believed To Be 102nd Team In NCAA History To Reach 600-Win Plateau; Neves Moves Up To No. 7 On Career Assists List
Aggies Have A Great Deal Of Talent And Depth, Mixing Veterans And Newcomers
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HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2014, 2015).
RECORDS: Finished her career ranked No. 10 in school history with 947 career kills... Also finished No. 10 in Utah State history with 2,733 career attempts.
2016 SEASON (SR): Played in all 30 matches with 29 starts, appearing in 103 sets… Led Utah State with seven double-doubles during the year... Second on the team with 364 kills, averaging 3.53 per set… Recorded a career-high 30 kills at Nevada (9/22), marking the first Aggie to eclipse 30 kills in a match since the 2006 season… Recorded double-digit kills 21 times and 20 or more kills two times during the year… Finished the year ranked No. 6 in the MW, averaging 3.53 kills per set… Finished third on the team with 204 digs, averaging 3.53 per set… Recorded a career-high 15 digs at Fresno State (11/16) and against New Mexico (11/13)… Finished fourth on the team in blocks with 49, averaging 0.48 per set… Finished fifth on the team in assists with 13, averaging 0.13 per set… Matched career high of two assists against Weber State (11/22), at UNLV (11/10) and at Boise State (10/8)… Fifth on the team in service aces with 11... Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete.
2015 SEASON (JR): Appeared in 32 matches, playing in 110 sets with 28 starts… Tied for second on the team with three double-doubles… Second on the team with 341 kills, averaging 3.10 per set… Recorded a career-high 20 kills vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/19) as part of 16 double-digit kill performances during the year… Finished third on the team with 39 blocks, averaging 0.35 per set, including a season-high four blocks in three matches… Finished fifth on the team with 144 digs, averaging 1.31 per set… Recorded a career-high 11 digs three times during the year… Second on the team with 17 service aces… Recorded a career-high three service aces three times during the year… Also recorded five assists… Earned academic all-Mountain West honors… Named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week (Aug. 31).
2014 SEASON (SO): Appeared in 25 matches with 10 starts, playing in 88 sets... Finished third on the team with 232 kills, averaging 2.64 per set and hitting .151 (232-124-715)... Recorded a career-high 19 kills against New Mexico (11/1), hitting a career-high .390 (19-3-41) against the Lobos... Tallied double-digit kills in 11 matches... Recorded 62 digs, including a season-high six at San Diego State (11/22), while averaging 0.70 per set... Also logged five assists (.06 per set) and 45 blocks (.51 per set)... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2013 SEASON (FR): Appeared in 18 sets of 13 matches... Notched 10 kills on 44 attempts for an attack percentage of .023 (10-9-44)... Posted a season-high seven kills against Air Force (11/25)... Logged 10 digs, highlighted by a season-best four at Duke (9/13)... Registered five total blocks in one solo and four block assists, tallying three block assists in Air Force match (11/25)... Carried season averages of 0.56 kills, 0.56 digs and 0.28 blocks per set.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Was a three-year starter at Davis (Utah) High School... Was named to the Utah Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Team after helping Davis to a 31-2 mark, winning the Region 1 title before losing to eventual state champion Pleasant Grove HS in the playoffs... As a senior, averaged 3.0 kills and 3.0 digs per set, with a .267 hitting percentage... Added 0.4 service aces and 0.3 blocks per set... As a junior, helped the Darts to the 2011 5A state title, earning first-team all-state accolades after earning honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore... Also competed with USA Volleyball club team, qualifying for the Junior Olympic Championships for three years... Earned runner-up honors at the USA Beach Volleyball tournament in Salt Lake City in June, 2010... Also a two-year letterwinner on the Davis HS track & field team competing in the long jump and high jump... Finished fourth in the long jump at the state meet as a junior after finishing third as a sophomore, helping the Darts to the state title both seasons.
PERSONAL: Last name is pronounced Kuh-Ma-loo... Middle of five children of Layne and Lorene Kamalu... Has four brothers... Married Austin Smith in July, 2016... Majoring in health science.
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