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7 Leah Swiss

2017 (Jr.): Earned unanimous All-Great Northwest Athleic Conference honors and tabbed honorable mention All-American by both coaches and sports information directors ... played every rally for Seawolf club that finished 19-11 and reached NCAA Tournament for program-record fifth straight season ... posted GNAC ranks of 2nd in aces per set (0.43), 6th in points per set (4.09), 9th in kills per set (3.40) and 18th in attack percentage (.219) ... tallied double-digit kills in 23 of 30 matches, including five with at least 20 kills ... led UAA with 16 double-doubles and served multiple aces on 15 occasions, including 6 aces (with one error) in 5-set home win over Simon Fraser ... ripped UAA season-high 25 kills on .301 hitting and equaled season high with 4 total blocks in 5-set home win over No. 10 Northwest Nazarene ... hit season-high .447 with 22 kills in 4-set home win over Alaska Fairbanks ... other big efforts included 22 kills, 19 digs, 4 aces and 4 block assists in 4-set home loss to No. 11 Western Washington; career-high 21 digs in 3-set home win over Western Oregon; 17 kills on .312 hitting in win over Chico State; and 23 kills and 3 block assists in 5-set road win over Seattle Pacific ... made GNAC All-Academic Team for second straight year and voted Academic All-District by West Region's sports information directors with 3.62 overall GPA ... finished No. 4 on UAA single-season aces list with 53, plus other season ranks of No. 9 in kills (415), No. 12 in aces per set and No. 18 in kills per set ... finished junior season with UAA career ranks of No. 2 in aces (143), No. 4 in kills (1,172) and aces per set (.390), No. 7 in kills per set (3.19), No. 13 in digs (1,002) and No. 20 in attack pct. (.227), while 81 victories are tied for 5th-most in program history.

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 – 75 at Western Washington, 11/2/17
Attack Pct. – .632 (13-1-19) vs Alaska Fairbanks, 10/25/16
Aces – 6, three times (last: vs Simon Fraser, 10/5/17)
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 – 21 vs Western Oregon, 11/9/17

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
2017   122-30  415 3.40 117 1362 .219  29 0.24  53 0.43  46
Totals 367-99 1172 3.19 354 3600 .227  97 0.26 143 0.39 134

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
2017     455 2.84   27    8  47  55 0.45  3   2   499.5  4.09
Totals  1002 2.73   58   24 147 171 0.47 12   9  1412.5  3.85
                                    *granted medical redshirt  


Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: Dimond HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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