5 Brittany Awai
5 Brittany Awai
Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pukalani, Hawaii
High School: Kamehameha
Previous College: Santa Clara
Position: L

2009 - Junior Season: Played in 34 of the team's 35 matches, making 14 starts...one of the team's top defensive players...finished fourth on the team with 2.45 digs per set...added 28 assists and nine service aces on the season...totaled 18 digs in season opener vs. Drake (Aug. 28)...had 14 digs and two service aces vs. Kent State (Aug. 29)...had 16 digs against Texas State (Sept. 5)...posted season-high 21 digs at IUPUI (Sept. 9).

2008 - Redshirt Season: Sat out the 2008 season due to injury.

2007 - Sophomore Season: Played in all 29 of the team's matches, starting in six...appeared in 100 games...finished second on the team with 302 assists, averaging 3.02 per game...also provided strong defense in the back row, totaling 178 digs for 1.78 per game...posted five double-doubles on the year...dished a season-high 31 assists at Green Bay on Sept. 22...twice recorded season-bests with 12 digs, one coming against Hofstra (Aug. 25) and another at Loyola (Oct. 2).

2006 - At Santa Clara: Saw action in seven matches and nine games at Santa Clara...served up a pair of aces on the year, coming at Fresno State on Aug. 27 and against Georgetown on Sept. 16...played in all three games against the Hoyas.

High School: Earned all-state honorable mention honors in 2004 and 2005 while playing for Kamehameha...named the Maui Interscholastic League Player of the Year as a junior and senior...team captain for the varsity team from 2003-05...named MIL Second-Team All-Star in 2003...helped her team to undefeated seasons in 2004 and 2005, with trips to the state tournament both years...played club volleyball in the Maui Volleyball Club from 2003-05...coached the MVC U-12 Girls team...also played soccer, basketball, softball and track & field in high school...member of the National Honors Society and was on the Headmaster's and Principal's Lists...served as vice president of the school's student government.

Personal: Born March 7, 1988...daughter of Kekoa and Jennifer Awai...has two younger sisters and a younger brother...accounting major.