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Akuabata Okenwa
Player Profile:
Akuabata Okenwa 2051844
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Canyon Country, Calif.
High School: Quartz Hill

2018: Tabbed to the All-Conference second team ... named to the America East All-Tournament team ... started all 26 matches played ... first on the team and fourth in American East with 3.17 kills per set  ... paced UAlbany with 311 kills, with 18 aces, and 369 points ... first on the team with eighth individual double-doubles, recording her first against Binghamton (9/28) ... recorded 3 consecutive double-doubles twice in the season (9/28-9/20-10/05) and (10/12-10/14-10-26) ... finished year with 71 blocks, 157 digs, and 9 assists ... named Most Valuable Player at the FGCU Invitational ... three-time All-tournament Team honoree: Black Knights Invitational, FGCU Invitational and Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational

2017: America East All-Conference First Team outside hitter ... Third in the America East with 3.3 kills per set and 3.78 points per set ... Member of two All-Tournament Teams and one-time America East Player of the Week ... Started in 25 of 26 matches, playing all six rotations ... Led UAlbany with 290 kills, adding 12 aces, 174 digs and 59 blocks ... 19 matches with double digit kills and four double-doubles ... Hit .326 with 16 kills and 14 digs vs. New Hampshire (9/29), following with same amount of kills and digs in win vs. UMass Lowell (9/30) ... Hit .406 with 15 kills, 21 digs, four blocks and two aces in victory at Stony Brook (11/10) ...Led UAlbany in kills with 11, adding eight digs in NVIC First Round vs. Syracuse (11/30)

2016: Starting middle blocker for UAlbany, earning a place on the America East All-Rookie Team ... Finished in the top-20 in kills, blocks and hitting percentage in the America East, including fifth with 0.97 blocks per set ... Concluded with 211 kills, 89 total blocks and 20 digs in 92 sets from 24 matches ... Nine double digit kill matches and 19 matches with at least eight kills ... 11 kills in matches at UNLV (8/26) and vs. UC Santa Barbara (8/27), adding six blocks in former ... Career-high eight blocks vs. Iona (9/3), adding four kills in the victory ... Four double digit kill matches in a row in league play, capped by career-high 16 kills in victory vs. New Hampshire (10/16) ... Hit .350 with nine kills and eight total blocks in three-set win vs. UMBC in America East Tournament (11/18)

2015: Sat out the season, granted redshirt year.

High School: Lettered four years in volleyball at Quartz Hill High... Led the Rebels to the Golden League title and CIF Southern Section semifinal berth in 2014... hit 54% as a senior, finishing with 156 kills and 52 blocks to earn all-league honors... Played with the Lava Girls NORTH Volleyball Club.

Personal: Intending to major in human biology... Daughter of Emeka Okenwa and Marnissi Masters... Has three sisters, Amara, Adana and Anuli, and two brothers, Serig and Marcel.

Okenwa's Career Statistics 

Year

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

%

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

TP

TP/S

2016

92

24

211

2.29

101

548

.201

0

1

20

13

76

89

263.0

2.86

2017

88

26

290

3.30

121

788

.214

5

12

174

2

57

59

332.5

3.78

2018

98

26

311

3.17

138

862

.201

9

18

157

9

62

71

369.0

3.77

Career

278

76

812

2.92

360

2198

.206

14

31

351

24

195

219

964.5

3.47

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