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Q&A: Akeo talks tournament, travel from Hawaii

Kamalani Akeo (3) sets teammate Jenna Potts in a match at Fitzgerald Field House last season. (TPN File Photo)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

When junior setter Kamalani Akeo arrived at Pitt in the fall of 2015, she didn’t quite know what to expect — either on or off the court. After all, she was traveling over 4,500 miles from her hometown of Kapolei, Hawaii, where she played on one of the best high school teams in the state. In her j...

Four Panthers make All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

Pitt's Jenna Potts (14) and Kamalani Akeo (3) both received All-ACC Academic honors Thursday. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

After capping a record-breaking career on the court, senior middle blocker Jenna Potts wrapped up her undergraduate career with a 4.00 GPA and a consistent place on the Dean’s List. Potts highlighted the Pitt volleyball team’s four selections to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team Thursday. Joining he...

Pitt volleyball team elated to make NCAA tournament, ready for Dayton

Redshirt senior Jenna Potts (14) helped the Pitt volleyball team qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Members of the Pitt volleyball team sat anxiously in front of a TV screen inside their locker room Sunday night, eyes fixated on the 2016 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Selection Special. Some held hands, others crossed their legs and fidgeted in their Pitt-embroidered cushioned seats. The regular season...

Pitt volleyball places six on All-ACC teams

The Pitt volleyball team placed six players on the 2016 All-ACC teams, highlighted by first-team members Stephanie Williams (13) and Jenna Potts. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

After discovering they were heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 on Sunday night, Pitt’s volleyball players had a new reason to celebrate Monday. The Panthers placed six players on the various All-ACC teams, second-most in the conference behind North Carolina with seven....

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