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4 Keala Kaio-Perez

2017 (Sr.): Voted D2CCA Second Team All-West Region and became the first Seawolf libero to earn First Team All-GNAC honors since the position was added to college volleyball in 2002 ... led GNAC with 0.47 aces per set and was No. 2 in league with 5.37 digs per set, ranking 28th and 34th nationally on those respective lists ... played in all 122 sets for UAA club that went 19-11 and reached NCAA Tournament, becoming first player in program history with at least 50 aces and 500 digs in a season ... finished No. 2 on UAA single-season lists for digs (655), digs per set (5.37) and aces (57, tie), plus No. 8 in aces per set (.467) ... tabbed GNAC Defensive Player of the Week for effort in home wins over Saint Martin's and Seattle Pacific in late September ... averaged 6.01 digs per set from Sept. 21 onward, boosted by career highs of 36 digs in both regular-season matches against Western Washington, 31 in the win over No. 25 Central Washington and 30 in the NCAA loss to WWU ... had five efforts of at least 30 digs and 14 matches with at least 20 digs ... posted at least 15 digs in all but two matches, while 0.98 assists per set were tops on UAA among non-setters ... on UAA career lists, finished No. 2 in aces per set (.455) and No. 5 in digs per set (4.27).

2016 (Jr.):
Played in 16 matches for UAA squad that won Great Northwest Athletic Conference title, earned program-best 34-3 overall record, and reached NCAA Div. II National Title Match ... saw action in 56 sets before suffering season-ending knee injury in practice in late September ... recorded multiple digs in four of last nine outings, including season-high 13 digs in 4-set victory over Dixie State ... other top efforts included 12 digs and 3 aces in 5-set win over No. 15 Cal State San Bernardino; 10 digs in 3 sets of 5-set win at playoff qualifier Simon Fraser; and 5 aces in home sweep of Westminster ... finished season with team's best aces average at 0.43 per set.

BEFORE UAA:
Averaged 3.01 digs per set as sophomore in 2015 for NJCAA national runner-up Western Nebraska Community College … played every match for Cougars’ 42-5 squad … named Libero of the Year at Region 9 Championships, helping WNCC to repeat title … had 25 performances with double-digit digs in 2015, including season-high 26 in 5-set win over eventual national champion Southern Idaho … played right-side hitter as freshman at WNCC in 2014, averaging 1.29 kills and 2.42 digs per set for team that placed 7th at NJCAA national tourney.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball, serving as team captain for both squads … earned All-Oahu Interscholastic Association honors all four years in volleyball and last two years in basketball … led hoops team to OIA runner-up finish as junior and 5th place at State tourney as senior … earned multiple academic awards -- including U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award -- and was team MVP in both sports.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 13, 1996 … daughter of Daniel Perez and Luana Kaio … has two brothers and two sisters … physical education major.

Career Highs
Kills – 1, five times (last: vs Northwest Nazarene, 10/28/17)
Attacks – 6 vs Central Washington, 10/26/17
Att.% – .000 (1-1-6) vs Central Washington, 10/26/17
Aces – 5, five times (last: vs Alaska Fairbanks, 11/14/17)
Assists – 9 vs Western Washington, 10/7/17
Block Assists – 0
Block Solos – 0
Total Blocks – 0
Digs – 36, twice (last: at Western Washington, 11/2/17)


Career Stats
Season  SP MP   K  K/S   E   TA   Pct   A  A/S  SA SA/S  SE
2016    56 16   2 0.04   4   18 -.111  19 0.34  24 0.43  37
2017   122-30   4 0.03   7   29 -.103 120 0.98  57 0.47  65
Totals 178-46   6 0.03  11   47 -.106 139 0.78  81 0.46 102

Season DIG  D/S  RE  BS BA TB  B/S BE BHE  Points Pts/S
2016   105 1.88  10   0  0  0 0.00  0   2    26.0  0.46
2017   655 5.37  52   0  0  0 0.00  0   5    61.0  0.50
Totals 760 4.27  62   0  0  0 0.00  0   7    87.0  0.49


Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waimanalo, Hawaii
High School: Kailua HS
Other College: Western Nebraska CC
Experience: 2 Letters
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