Women's Volleyball



Tatiana Santiago
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Tatiana Santiago

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kahuku, Hawaii

High School:
Kamehameha Schools HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
Setter

Experience:
3L

05/18/2012

53 Wolf Pack Student-Athletes Set To Graduate

Including spirit squad, 61 members of Nevada Athletics have applied for graduation at the University this spring and summer

05/18/2012

53 Wolf Pack Student-Athletes Set To Graduate

Including spirit squad, 61 members of Nevada Athletics have applied for graduation at the University this spring and summer

01/17/2012

20 Student-Athletes Named Academic All-WAC

Conference announces honorees for fall sports

11/20/2011

Batista, Santiago And Lea'ea Earn WAC Volleyball Honors

All three earn WAC honors for the first time.

11/12/2011

Nevada Rally Falls Short In Loss To Idaho

Garvey, Santiago and Yates Play Final Match At Nevada

11/30/2011

San Jose State at Nevada 2011

San Jose State at Nevada

11/30/2011

Utah State at Nevada

Utah State at Nevada

11/22/2011

Hawai`i

Hawai`i

Nevada
Returns for her senior season and will once again be the setter for the Pack after starting all 30 matches at the position last season...will again be a leader for the Wolf Pack as she will serve as team captain for the second year in a row...topped the WAC averaging 11.69 assists per game in conference play and 10.38 overall was fourth in the league...produced the 10th best season in school history with 1,162 assists as a junior...1,772 career assists ranks ninth in school history and 13 more would move her into eighth...if she equals her total of last season would move into fifth on the Nevada career list.

2010 (Jr.):
After sharing the setting duties as a sophomore took over the spot her junior year and started all 30 games for the Pack...led the WAC averaging 11.69 assists per set in conference action and her 10.38 overall ranked fourth in the league and 73rd in the country... named to the Nevada Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 9.0 assists, 1.25 digs and .75 blocks per set...1.91 assists per set was third on the team...dished out a career high 1,162 assists which is the 10th best season in Pack history...posted six double-doubles which was second on the team...career-high 64 assists versus Idaho (Nov. 4)...became the 10th setter in Pack history to record 1,000 assists in career...totaled a career-high four blocks in a match three times and a career-best five kills at SJSU (Oct. 30)...24 times had 30 or more assists in a match which includes six of 40 or more, five of 50 or more and the one 64 assist performance...career-high 15 digs to go along with 48 assists in her sixth double-double of the season at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 18)...received third volleyball letter...named volleyball strength and conditioning athlete of the year.

2009 (So.):
Played in 27 matches with 13 being starts...split time at setter with senior Sonnie Sei...4.76 assists per set was second on the team...5.31 assists per set in WAC play was second on the team and 10th in the conference...season-high 40 assists versus Fresno State (Sept. 26)...two double-doubles on the season at home on Sept. 11 versus UC Davis (25 assists, 12 digs) and on Sept. 19 against CSU Bakersfield (29 assists, 13 digs)...two double-doubles was second on the team... led the team with seven digs versus Saint Mary's College (Aug. 30) and 12 versus UC Davis (Sept. 11)...1.54 digs per set was fourth on the team...18 times posted double figures in assists...earned WAC Academic honors for the second year in a row...received second volleyball letter.

2008 (Fr.):
Saw action in 27 matches, earning two starts at setter, both coming during the regular season versus Idaho (Oct. & Nov. 13)...came off the bench at SJSU (Nov. 8) and led the team with 42 assists and added nine digs...used mostly as a defensive specialist or as part of a two-setter system...dished out a team and season-high 53 assists versus Idaho (Oct. 2)...53 assists versus Idaho tied for match-high honors...two double-doubles on the season, at Louisiana Tech (22 assists, 14 digs) and versus Idaho (53 assists, 10 digs)...14 digs at Louisiana Tech tied for the team match high...totaled two blocks in the Louisiana Tech match...five double figure assist matches at Notre Dame (10), at Louisiana Tech (22), versus Idaho (53), at SJSU (42) and versus Portland (13)...named to WAC Freshmen Academic team...earned first volleyball letter.

High school
Lettered four years in volleyball at Kamehameha Kapalama High School in Honolulu, Hawaii for coach Chris Blake...a four-year starter, she helped guide her high school to three consecutive state and Interscholastic League of Hawaii titles...four-times earned honorable mention all-state honors...selected to the state championship all-tournament team her junior year...team captain her senior season...played club volleyball four seasons for the Asics Rainbows and one season for Imi' Ike...Imi' Ike won the silver at the 18 Open Junior Olympics...U15's team were 2005 gold medalist and U16's team earned silver medal at Junior Olympics Nationals.

Getting Acquainted
Likes to spend time with her friends and family when not on the volleyball court...father is a church pastor, and she enjoys fellowshipping with him and her church family...chose Nevada over UNLV...uncles and father played football at Hawai`i...father was a member of UH's 1992 WAC Championship team and played in the Holiday Bowl...daughter of Walter and Kehau Santiago...lists her father as her sports hero...community health science major.

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