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Menlo College's Kekauoha, Dungo are named NAIA All-Americans

Moea Kekauoha goes for the kill after receiving a set from Pamela Dungo (18). Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

Seniors Moea Kekauoha and Pamela Dungo became the first Menlo College women’s volleyball teammates to be named NAIA All-Americans in the same year. It’s also the first time the Oaks have had a player receive All-American status in five years. They become the fifth and sixth Menlo players so honored since 1986.

Kekauoha, an outside hitter, was accorded second team honors while Dungo, a setter, earned honorable mention as Menlo won the Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season title and advanced to the national tournament. Courtney Calicdan, second on the Oaks all-time kills list, was honorable mention in 2014.

Kekauoha, a dynamic leader who also plays and attacks from the back row, was recently named the GSAC Player of the Year. She led the conference in virtually every category for outside hitters, including kills, kills per set, and hitting percentage.

The Kaneohe, Hawaii native accumulated 470 kills (third best single season in school annals) and 472 digs, served up 32 aces and was involved in 38 blocks. She was also second in assists, with 61, to Dungo. Kekauoha recorded double figures in kills in 28 of the 30 matches and had 20 or more on seven occasions. She also had at least 10 digs in all but five matches.

Kekauoha was awarded GSAC Attacker of the Week honors three times and was named NAIA Attacker of the Week once. She finished sixth on the all-time kills list with 863. She surpassed Calicdan in career digs and is second all-time with 1,299.

Dungo re-wrote the Menlo history books as a setter. She led the GSAC in assists and assists per set. Dungo recorded 1,142 assists on the season, the first Oak to surpass 1,000 in a single season. No one had more than 837 (Kaila Kauwe, 1992).

The Hercules (CA) native recorded a school record 1,878 assists in her two years at Menlo after transferring from City College of San Francisco. Dungo ranked third on the team with 306 digs and added 33 aces and 21 total blocks. She had at least 21 assists in every match, 25 times with at least 30.

Dungo was at her best at the end of the season, winning GSAC Setter of the Week honors four times, including the last three weeks of the season.

— Palo Alto Sports Online/Menlo Atheltics

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