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7 Leah Swiss

2016 (So.):
Played every point of every match for Seawolf team that finished 34-3, won repeat outright Great Northwest Athletic Conference title and finished NCAA Div. II National Runner-Up, capturing Second Team All-America from sports information directors (D2CCA) and honorable mention All-America from coaches (AVCA) ... voted First Team All-West Region by D2CCA and AVCA, and made second straight All-GNAC Team ... ranked 2nd in GNAC in both kills (3.56) and points (4.18) per set, plus 3rd in aces per set (0.38) ... hit .242 and averaged 2.77 digs and 0.44 blocks per set, leading Seawolves with 15 double-doubles (including eight vs. nationally ranked opponents) ... had five straight double-doubles in UAA's run to national title match ... captured NCAA West Regional Championships All-Tournament honors for the second year in a row, accounting for 4.25 kps, 3.00 dps and 0.67 bps in wins over Chico State, NW Nazarene and Western Washington ... recorded six kills in final 11 rallies after UAA fell behind 9-5 in 5th set of NCAA Second Round win over NNU ... had 19 kills on .263 hitting, 3 aces and 17 digs in NCAA Quarterfinals 4-set win over Angelo State, plus 14 kills and 12 digs in NCAA Semis vs. Palm Beach Atlantic ... named GNAC Offensive Player of the Week after smashing career-high 27 kills on .393 hitting in Nov. 10 home win over NNU ... began year with all-tourney performances at both SpringHill Suites Invitational and D2 West Region Showcase ... other top efforts included 26 kills on .480 hitting, 2 aces and 15 digs in 5-set win over No. 15 Cal State San Bernardino; 18 kills (.302), 2 aces and 14 digs in 5-set win over No. 19 Arkansas Fort Smith; and 8 kills on .280 hitting in national title match loss to 8-time NCAA champion Concordia St. Paul ... finished with UAA single-season ranks of 5th in total kills (470), 12th in kps, 4th in attacks (1,402), 5th in total aces (50), 19th in aces per set, t-5th in sets played (132) and t-7th in matches played (37) ... completed sophomore campaign with UAA career ranks of 15th in total kills (757), 7th in kps (3.09), 13th in attacks (2,238), 16th in attack pct. (.232), 3rd in aces per set (.367) and 9th in victories (62) ... made GNAC All-Academic Team with 3.66 overall GPA.

2015 (Fr.):
One of three freshmen to earn All-GNAC Team honors as Seawolves enjoyed best season in program history with 27-3 record and final rank of No. 13 in AVCA Div. II top-25 poll … helped UAA to outright GNAC title with league ranks of 14th in both points per set (3.30) and kills per set (2.62), and 4th in aces per set (0.37) … ranked third on the team with 2.64 digs per set as Seawolves ranked 15th nationally with .130 opponent attack pct. ... led entire 8-team GNAC/Pac West Crossover event with .419 attack pct. in four matches and was named to event’s all-tourney squad ... connected at .225 or better in 14 of 30 contests, including .533 against Dixie State and .476 against No. 20 BYU-Hawaii … had 10 matches with at least 10 kills and produced six double-doubles … smashed career-high 25 kills in NCAA Second Round 5-set loss to No. 22 Cal State San Bernardino, earning West Regional Championships All-Tournament honors  … other top efforts included 15 kills on .389 hitting in 4-set win over Point Loma; 11 kills on .333 hitting and 12 digs in road sweep of eventual NCAA semifinalist Western Washington; and 9 kills, 6 aces and 3 total blocks in record-setting home rout of MSU Billings.

2014 (Fr.-RS):
Played in three matches before missing rest of season with illness … received medical redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Two-time Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year, First Team All-State and All-Cook Inlet Conference selection … Dimond team MVP in 2012 and 2013 … led Lynx to 38-4 record, Cook Inlet Conference title and second straight ASAA 4A State title match as senior in 2013 … averaged 5.50 kills per set on .378 hitting as senior, along with 4.50 digs and 0.62 aces per set … as junior, powered Dimond to 22-2 mark and was named MVP of State Tournament, slamming 29 kills in title-match victory over South Anchorage … junior stats included over 14 kills, 15 digs and 2 aces per match, plus a .426 attack percentage … earned MVP honors at Dimond-Service Tournament as junior and senior and at Chugiak Invitational as senior … lettered four times in volleyball and three times in soccer … earned all-conference honors in soccer as senior, helping Lynx to 17-0 record and 2013 state title.


PERSONAL: Born July 3, 1996 in Anchorage … daughter of John and Linda Swiss … interests include fishing and aviation … global logistics and supply chain management major.

Career Highs
Kills – 27 vs Northwest Nazarene, 11/10/16
Attacks – 71 vs Cal State San Bernardino, 12/5/15
Attack Pct. – .632 (13-1-19) vs Alaska Fairbanks, 10/25/16
Aces – 6, twice (last: vs Westminster, 9/1/16)
Assists – 4, twice (last: vs Central Washington, 11/12/16)
Block Assists – 4, twice (last: at Northwest Nazarene, 10/8/15)
Block Solos – 3 vs Rockhurst, 9/4/15
Total Blocks – 7 vs Rockhurst, 9/4/15
Digs – 18, twice (last: at Central Washington, 10/13/16)

Career Statistics
Season  SP MP    K  K/S   E   TA  Pct   A  A/S  SA SA/S SE
2014*    6  3    7 1.17   6   25 .040   0 0.00   0 0.00  3
2015   107 29  280 2.62 100  811 .222  23 0.21  40 0.37 36
2016   132-37  470 3.56 131 1402 .242  45 0.34  50 0.38 49
TOTALS 245-69  757 3.09 237 2238 .232  68 0.28  90 0.37 88

Season  DIG  D/S   RE   BS  BA  TB  B/S BE  BHE  Points Pts/S
2014*     8 1.33    0    0   1   1 0.17  1    0     7.5  1.17
2015    282 2.64   15   10  47  57 0.53  6    2   353.5  3.30
2016    366 2.77   16    6  52  58 0.44  2    5   552.0  4.18
TOTAL   656 2.68   31   16 100 116 0.47  9    7
   913.0  3.73
*received medical redshirt
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: Dimond HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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