22 - Mounia Nihipali
Mounia Nihipali
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
High School: Kamehamema HS
Previous College: Fresno State
Position: OH
Experience: 3V

TITANS `06: Was most effective in the back row for the Titans posting double digits in digs 10 times in her 24 matches played • Played in a career-high 67 games for the Titans, primarily off the bench • Had a season-high 23 digs against UC Davis on Sept. 29 at home • Had six consecutive matches with at least 11 digs from Sept. 16 to Sept. 29 • Added a season high 9 kills and 5 assists to her 23-dig performance on Sept. 29 vs. the Aggies, tallying her season-high in total points with 10.5 • Served up 3 aces on two occasions, once against Alabama State on Aug. 26, the other against San Diego State on Sept. 16.

FRESNO STATE: Played two seasons with the Bulldogs under Coaches Lindy Vivas and Reuben Nieves • Played in 63 games in 2004 as a freshman hitting .120 on the year • Picked up a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs on Oct. 16, 2004, at UTEP (it was her first-career 10-kill match) • Posted 10-or-more digs on 10 occasions including her career-best 37 on Nov. 3, 2004, at San Jose State. Her performance was a Fresno State record for digs in a four-game match • Was the team's top digger over the last 16 matches of the season, averaging 4.35 per game and 12.50 per match • Had her career-best single-match hitting percentage on Oct. 21, 2004, when she hit .402 (12 kills) against Louisiana Tech • Posted a then career-high 2 aces on Nov.11, 2004 against UC Davis and a career-high 3 block assists on Oct. 9, 2004, against Nevada • Saw limited action in 2005 with the Bulldogs, participating in just 24 games • Put up a career-high 15 kills against Long Island on Sept. 3, 2005 • Had back-to-back double-doubles (kills/digs) to open the season • Scored 10-or-more kills in four of the eight matches she played in.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball for the Kamehameha Schools • As a senior, she was named the Warriors' Female Athlete of the Year • Was the 2003 Regional Championships Most Valuable Player • Was named to the Honolulu Advertiser All-Star Team three times • A two-time Star Bulletin All-Star • Was one of three finalists for the Honolulu Quarterback Club Athlete of the Year Award in 2003.

PERSONAL: Born on February 17, 1986, in Honolulu, Hawaii • Her full name is Mounia Kealohakeanuenueo'ku'upu'uwai (yes, her middle name is 26 letters long!) Nihipali • Parents are Rene and Paul Nihipali • Has three siblings, brother Stanley (19), and sisters Crisi (18) and Anu (11) • Likes to shop and cruise at the beach • Favorites include: Ooklah the Moc (music group), The Notebook (movie), scrapbooking (hobby).