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KoKo Atoa-Williams
KoKo  Atoa-Williams

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Reno, Nev.

High School:
Bishop Manogue

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH

Experience:
1L


2014 (SOPHOMORE): Started 30 of 31 matches…Named team’s Hitter of the Year, ranking second on the team in kills (304) and kills per set (2.51)…Also ranked second on the squad in digs per set (2.34)…Averaged 0.40 blocks per set…Recorded a career-high 18 kills vs. Georgia Tech (8/30)…Posted first career double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs vs. Jacksonville (8/30)…Named Gamecock Invitational MVP after averaging 3.27 kills per set in three matches (8/29-30)…Tallied nine kills on 18 swings with no errors to hit .500 vs. The Citadel (9/20)…Finished with 17 digs at Mississippi State (10/3)…Matched career high with 18 kills and had 12 digs at Auburn (10/5)…Again matched career high with 18 kills while hitting a career-best .515 with just one attack error on 33 attempts vs. Missouri (10/26)…Recorded a double-double vs. Alabama with 14 kills and 12 digs and matched career high with four blocks…Tied career-high again with 18 kills and 10 digs vs. Auburn (11/16)…Recorded 17 kills and a career-high 27 digs at Tennessee (11/19)…Led the team with 11 double-doubles, which ranked seventh in the SEC…Member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw time in 21 matches, including one start…Produced 1.43 kills per set on the season…Tallied a season-high 12 kills and four block assists against Winthrop (9/7)…Finished with nine kills and two digs in sweep of Liberty (9/13)…Contributed seven kills, two digs and three blocks at Duke (9/14)…Had 11 kills and three digs in win over Coastal Carolina (10/30)…Made first career start at No. 20 Kentucky…Recorded five kills while hitting .400 at Georgia (11/10)…Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in volleyball and two in track...Played at Bishop Manogue Catholic for coach Jason Sterrett...Also played for Damonte Ranch High School in Reno, Nev., and St. Francis in Hawaii...Helped lead St. Francis to the Division II state title in 2011-12, earning a spot on the Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Tournament Team...Guided Bishop Manogue to a Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Division I North Regional title in 2012...Earned first-team All-Sierra League honors in 2012...Was a second-team All-League selection for St. Francis in 2011...Played club volleyball in Hawaii for the Asics Rainbows Volleyball Club...Played for the Northern Nevada Juniors under coach Jason Sterrett...Helped lead team to first-place finishes at the Rocklin Kaleo Klassic in 2011 and 2012 and at the Tahoe Classic in 2012.

PERSONAL: Kololia Shelby Atoa-Williams is the daughter of Alexander Levi Atoa and Chanel Kuuipo Atoa...Has one sister, Namahana Atoa...Chose South Carolina because of the volleyball staff, the campus, the South Carolina humidity and the school pride...Plans to major in exercise science...Wants to pursue a career in athletic training or physical therapy.

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