Robyn Ah Mow-Santos
Height: 5-7/170 cm
Weight: 157 lbs/74 kg
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Birth Date: 1975
Joined Team: January 1999
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)...Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 - Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Montreux Volley Masters…World Grand Prix…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Yeltsin Cup…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Utah Tour…World Grand Prix. 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – Australia Tour…BCV Volley Masters…Brazil Trip…Grand Prix…Japan Tour…Olympic Games…NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge…Russia Trip. 1999 – Australia Trip…NORCECA Championship…World Cup.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 - Played in 10 sets, starting seven, in three-match exhibition series versus Brazil...Played 19 sets during the World Grand Prix final preliminary weekend and the Final Round, starting 12 sets...Tallied 32 assists in four-set win over Poland on July 4...USA Team Captain at the Olympic Games, setting the Americans to a silver medal and their first medal-stand appearance since 1992...Played in 30 of the 33 sets with 24 starts...Averaged 4.07 assists per set ranking sixth best among all Olympic Games setting despite not playing full time, along with compiling five points...Led Team USA a .385 hitting efficiency versus Cuba in the Olympic Games semifinals on Aug. 21. 2007 – Led a youthful squad to a .272 team attack percentage at the Pan American Cup, including a 5-0 record in pool play…Finished the World Grand Prix as the third-leading setter through the preliminary round with 8.61 assists per set. Distributed the ball so that six different players averaged at least two points per set at the World Grand Prix…Started all five matches at setter during the NORCECA Championship leading to a silver medal…Contributed 44 assists, seven aces and two kills on two attacks at the NORCECA Championship…Recorded season-high of five aces and six points against Mexico on Sept. 18…Started 24 of 36 sets played at the World Cup while averaging 5.86 assists per set…Came off the bench to start the final three sets of five-set victories over Cuba (Nov. 3) and Brazil (Nov. 7) at the World Cup…Played entire match in Olympic qualification clinching victory over Japan on Nov. 15 and set Team USA to a .458 attack percentage and 49.4 kill percent. 2006 - Named "Best Setter" of the Pan American Cup...Had 117 running sets and 451 still sets with just two faults in 570 total attempts during the tournament…Finished the World Championships fourth in the Best Setter category after achieving 323 assists on 1,008 attempts for a 7.51 assist per set average … Led the U.S. to a .318 team attack percentage…Added five kills, 11 blocks, two aces and 75 digs in 43 sets during the World Championships. 2005 – Selected as a member of the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win. Played professionally in Switzerland. 2004 – Made her second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece. She was a starter on a team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals. 2003 – Returned to the lineup for the first time in more than one year on Sept. 15 when she started a match against Costa Rica at the NORCECA Zone Championships…Named “Best Setter” of the NORCECA Zone Championships as Team USA qualified for the World Cup by winning the gold medal…Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Took time off to give birth to her first child, son Jordan, who was born in February 2003. 2002 – Played professionally for Metodo Minetti Vicenza in Italy’s Serie A1. 2001 – Earned Most Valuable Player honors at the World Championship Qualification Tournament…Captured the Best Setter award at the NORCECA Zone Championships…Named the Best Setter at the World Grand Prix…Played professionally for Castelo de Maia in Portugal. 2000 – Played in four sets of the NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge, helping Team USA qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics…Set in 12 sets on the Russia Trip, posting 11 digs, four blocks, two aces and a kill…Set Team USA to a five-set victory over Japan in Colorado Springs…Played in 10 sets of the Japan Tour, recording eight blocks, seven digs and four kills…Set the team to victories over No. 4 China, No. 5 Korea and No. 7 Japan at the Grand Prix…Led the team to a .263 hitting percentage and a fourth place at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, starting all seven matches. 1999 – Played in two games on the Australia Trip…Set in seven games at the NORCECA Championship, posting one kill, one ace and nine digs…Played in 13 sets at the World Cup, posting 28 digs, four kills and two aces.
RECENT PRO: Played last four seasons for VBC Volero Zurich in Switzerland…Helped the team to titles at the Swiss Cup Final last two years…Named most valuable player of her league.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Finished second on UH career list with 4,313 assists and ninth in career digs with 914…Helped the Wahine post a 66-4 overall record her final two seasons, including a 35-3 mark in 1995 in reaching the national championship match. 1996 – American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First-Team All-American…Asics/Volleyball Second-Team All-American…AVCA All-District 7…First-Team All-Western Athletic Conference…Posted eight matches with 50 or more assists, including a career-high 73 versus Texas…amassed 13 double-doubles (double figure assists and digs). 1995 – AVCA First-Team All-American…AVCA All-District 7…First-Team All-Big West…Big West Player of the Week… Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team…Aston’s Imua Challenge All-Tournament Team…Honolulu Quarterback Club’s Female Sports Person of the Month. 1994 – Second-Team All-Big West…AVCA Second-Team All-West Region… Named UH’s Best Defensive Player…Started the season as an outside hitter and switched to setter mid season. 1993 – All-Big West Freshman Team.
PERSONAL: Full name is Robyn Mokihana Ah Mow-Santos…Born Sept. 15, 1975, in Honolulu, Hawaii…Parents are Talmage and Lovina Ah Mow…Has two brothers (Kekoa and Tyson) and two sisters (Dara and Arlene)…Her husband’s name is Niobel Rafael Santos and he was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in Iraq from February to November 2003.…They have a son, Jordan Nohili Ah Mow Santos, who was born on Feb. 2, 2003…Graduated from the University of Hawai’i in 1996 with a degree in sociology…The person she admires more is her mother because “she was my best friend and helped to make my volleyball dreams come true, no matter what it cost it!! I will always love her!”…Hobbies include going to the beach and hanging out with friends and family…Favorite television show is any of the CSI series
Posted and updated: Sept. 9, 2008