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Malia Wahinepio
Malia Wahinepio
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.-2L
Hometown: Anthem, Ariz.
High School: Moon Valley
Major: Early Childhood Education

Academic Notes: Majoring in early childhood education...Member of high school Key club.

2012 (Junior): All-Big Sky honorable mention...11-11 overall singles record, 7-1 Big Sky singles record at No. 3...Went 11-8 as primary No. 3 singles player...Tied for team-lead in victories...Won final four matches of the season...Won at No. 3 singles against Montana in Big Sky Championship semifinal...6-14 overall doubles record, 3-3 Big Sky doubles record at No. 1 and 2...Teamed primarily with Ghizelene Doballah, as the duo went 4-6 overall and 3-6 as primary No. 1 doubles team...Played all but one match at No. 1 doubles...Won at No. 1 doubles in Big Sky Championship semifinal against Montana...6-7 singles record and 7-3 doubles record during fall 2011 play.

2011 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky second team...14-9 overall singles record, 7-1 Big Sky singles record at No. 3 and 4...Went 5-3 at No. 3 and 9-6 at No. 4...Won seven consecutive matches between February 12 and March 21...Won five consecutive matches between April 2 and April 23 (end of regular season)...Won 11 singles matches in straight sets...13-7 overall doubles record, 5-2 Big Sky doubles record at No. 1 and 2...Went 13-5 with senior Yumi Hasegawa as primary No. 2 doubles team...Posted two four-match winning streaks...Won at No. 2 doubles in Big Sky Championship semifinal vs Montana...Named Big Sky Player of the Week on March 9...9-9 in singles and 6-7 in doubles during Fall 2010 play.

2010 (Freshman): All-Big Sky second team...13-6 overall singles record and 6-2 mark in Big Sky singles at No. 3 and 4...10-4 record as primary No. 4 singles player, 3-2 at No. 3...Posted winning streaks of six and four matches and won 10 of 11 matches from January 30 through April 3...Won 10 matches in straight sets...13-7 overall doubles record and team-best 7-1 Big Sky doubles mark...Teamed primarily with Orsi Golovics, going 11-5 at No. 1 doubles...Duo began the spring season ranked No. 35 nationally and No. 5 in the Mountain region...Posted doubles winning streaks of four and five matches and won nine of 10 matches from February 14 through April 4...Recorded 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles against Montana in Big Sky Championship Semifinal...Named Big Sky Player of the Week on February 17...7-7 in singles and 11-2 in doubles during Fall 2009 play, including a doubles championship at the UC Irvine Fall Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in tennis, three-year letter winner in volleyball at Moon Valley High School...Four-year regional champion in tennis and four-year team mvp...Won a state championship during senior year...Also a two-time volleyball All-American and mvp of team during freshman and senior seasons.

Personal: Malia Luana Wahinepio was born April 22, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii...Daughter of George and Loana Wahinepio...One older brother, Elliott, and one older sister, Icelynn...Last name is pronounced wah-hee-neh-PEE-oh...Father and both siblings were also athletes at the collegiate level...Hobbies include singing, dancing and hula.

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