11 Alex Akana
Alex  Akana

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kailua, Hawaii

High School:
Kamehameha HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
Middle Blocker


2012:Started 29 matches at middle blocker...averaged 2.19 kills and 0.93 blocks per set...career-best 17 kills at Boise State...added 16 kills at Texas State, 15 at UTSA and 14 kills against Southern Utah...hit a season-best .750 in a win over Texas State with 10 kills on 12 attempts and one error...hit .667 in win over Idaho (11-1-15)...three assists at Texas Tech and against Seattle U... three aces against Northwestern State and Southern Utah...seven digs against Oral Roberts, six versus Seattle U and four against Northwestern State, at Texas State, Idaho and Pacific...two solo blocks versus Northwestern State, New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech...seven block assists against Oral Roberts, six against Buffalo and CSU Bakersfield, five at Boise State, at UT Arlington, at Louisiana Tech and four versus Canisius, UC Irvine and in a win over Utah State...five total blocks against New Mexico State.

2011: Second team All-WAC selection...started 28 of 29 matches at middle blocker...averaged 2.04 kills and 0.88 blocks per set...career-best 17 kills in a win over Texas Tech...added 15 kills in a Louisiana Tech victory...13 kills in a win over Idaho...12 kills at Pacific, 11 against Sacramento State and 10 at Louisiana Tech...no hitting errors against Hampton (9-0-11) and Nevada (8-0-11)...nine blocks in a win over Arizona State with one solo and eight block assists...nine blocks against Loyola Marymount with a career-best two solo blocks and seven block assists...six blocks against Louisiana Tech with one solo and five assists...six block assists against Fresno State, five block assists versus New Mexico, CSU Bakersfield and Texas Tech and four against UC Santa Barbara...six digs at Louisiana Tech...four digs at #9 Hawai'i and three digs versus Nevada and Louisiana Tech...WAC Player of the Week for her performance in the win over Texas Tech...hit .500 in the match with a career-best 17 kills, including the match winner, and five block assists.

2010:Started 29 matches...played in 103 sets...hit .251 on the season and averaged 2.11 kills and 0.57 blocks per set...hit a season-best .455 against Louisiana Tech (13-3-22), .429 at Boise State (8-2-14) .423 against Seattle (14-3-26) and .419 versus Boise State (16-3-31)...led the team with 16 kills against Boise State...added 14 kills against Seattle, 13 versus Louisiana Tech and 12 kills versus Portland State...five service aces against Seattle...career-best eight block assists versus Gonzaga... added five block assists at Utah State and home against Nevada and four block assists at UNLV and Boise State...six total blocks at Utah State and five total blocks at UNLV...five digs against UC Riverside and four versus Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and Seattle...named to the all-tournament team at the SJSU Tournament.

2009:WAC All-Freshman Team honoree...started every match at middle blocker...seven matches with 10 or more kills including 14 against Sacramento State and 12 against Boise State and New Mexico State...hit .636 at Nevada (8-1-11), .550 at Saint Mary's (11-0-20), .462 against the Huskies (7-1-13) and .429 versus the Cardinal (10-1-21)...three assists at Saint Mary's...two service aces against Eastern Washington and Boise State...five digs at Fresno State and four digs against Boise State and at Louisiana Tech and Idaho...six block assists at Boise State and four block assists against Louisiana Tech and at Fresno State...five blocks against Louisiana Tech (1-4) and four blocks at Fresno State (0-4) and versus Nevada (1-3).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Three year letterwinner at Kamehameha High School for head coach Chris Blake...first teamHonolulu AdvertiserAll-State selection her senior season...state championship all-tournament team selection... second team Interscholastic League of Honolulu All-Star selection her senior year...Star BulletinAll-State/Fab 5 selection her senior year and a second team selection her junior year...team won the state championship each of her four years played...teammate of Spartan Caitlin Andrade...played club for `Imi `Ike and head coach Mike Sealey...also lettered one season in basketball.

PERSONAL:
A liberal studies major with a focus on teaching...Academic All-WAC honoree...San Jose State Scholar Athlete...wants to be an elementary teacher after graduation...enjoys hiking, going to the beach and reading...Alexandres-Joan Kapualokemakamaeiloko'okapu'uwai O Kanani Akana was born on April 4, 1991, in Kailua, Hawaii.

Career Statistics

YEAR MP SP K E ATT PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB
2009

28

101

201

100

535

.189

10

15

37

5

41

46

2010 29 103 217 84 529 .251 7 14
55 2 57 59
2011 29 98 200 63 443 .309 27 6 39 9 77 86
2012

29

102

223

110

546

.207

26

18

69

9

86

95

Totals

115

404

841

357

2053

.236

70

53

200

25

261

286