Hometown: Oceanside, Calif.
Birth Year: 1988
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6’ 5”
Club Teams: Played for the San Diego and Seaside Volleyball Clubs
High School: Francis Park High School College: UCLA
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Named to the U.S. Men’s A2 National Team that competed in the Pan American Cup in Quebec, Canada.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Earned Second Team AVCA and Volleyball All-America honors and Second Team All-MPSF acclaim... Awarded MPSF co-Player of the Week (Feb. 8) for his 46-kill (.455) performance in the Hawaii series... Started 28 of 30 matches... Led the team with 446 kills (3.91 kps), 509.5 points (4.47 pps)... Ranked second on the team with 222 digs (1.95 dps) and 32 aces (0.28 aps)... Had a service reception percentage of .980, and recorded 16 matches without a reception error in 2010... Recorded 10 or more kills in 20 of 30 matches... Recorded a season-high of 27 kills twice: vs. BYU (1/30) and vs. UCSD (4/10) ... Against BYU (1/30), he also scored a season-high of 31.0 points ... Scored 27.0 points vs. UH (2/5) on 25 kills (.476), two total blocks and an ace ... Scored 25.0 points in a five-game victory vs. Stanford: 23 kills (.400) and three total blocks ... Served four aces vs. LUC (3/12) and added 12 kills (.474) ... Served three aces three times: vs. BYU (1/7), vs. UCSB (1/20) and vs. UCSD (2/24) ... Also recorded double-doubles vs. USC (21k, 15d), UCSB (17k, 12d), BYU (27k, 13d) and vs. CSUN (13k, 13d) ... Ended his career with 19 double-doubles and 71 double-digit kill matches ... On the UCLA all-time career charts, he ranks fifth in kills (1,473), tied for seventh in aces (99) and eighth in digs (741) ... On the rally-scoring charts he ranks second in kills, second in attempts (3,116), tied for first in aces, first in solo blocks (44), sixth in block assists (204), sixth in total blocks (248) and second in points (1,718.0). 2009 – Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from Vball magazine ... Second-Team All-MPSF selection ... Started 22 of the 25 matches in which he played ... Sat out six matches with a sprained ankle suffered at Lewis (2/13) ... Recorded a season-high of 22 kills (.390) vs. UCI (1/30) and a career-high of four aces for a season-best 27.0 points ... His four aces in Game 1 tied the single game school record ... Pounded 20 kills (.459) with an ace and four total blocks for 23.0 points vs. UH (4/3) ... Led the team with 17 kills (.500) off the bench vs. USC (4/10) and added two aces, including the match winner ... Recorded two double-doubles during the season: vs. UCSB (1/16), 14 kills (.414) and 10 digs and vs. LBS (1/21), 21 kills (.300) and 14 digs, a career-high ...Entered the season with 13 career double-doubles and 49 double-digit kill matches ... Began the season as UCLA's 10th-best kill leader with 1,027 career kills ... In the rally scoring era, he ranks as the Bruins' No.2 career kill leader and scorer, and No. 3 in digs ... Ended the season tied for the team lead with 23 aces. 2008 – Earned 2nd Team Volleyball All-America and All-MPSF honors ... Started and played in 30 matches ... Recorded double-digit kills in 24 matches ... Boasts 35 career double-digit kill matches and 21 errorless passing matches ... Recorded eight double-doubles in 2008 and has a career total of 11 ... Ranked 18th nationally in kills per game and 19th in points per game ... Led the team in kills (473), kills per game (4.04), points (547.0) and points per game (4.68) ... Established a career high of 31 kills (.480) vs. CSN (2/22) ... Tied his career high of 11 digs vs. Pep (1/25) ... Established a new single season rally scoring UCLA record with 473 kills last year ... Ranks in the Top 10 on the UCLA career rally scoring charts for kills (5th), attempts (4th), aces (10th), digs and block solos (6th), total blocks (10th) and total points (7th). 2007 – Played in all 30 matches and 103 games ... Started 28 matches including 21 straight from Jan. 13 to Apr. 3 ... Recorded 12 double-digit kill matches and two double-digit dig matches ... Pounded a season-high of 22 kills vs. UCSB (1/17) and matched that total vs. Pep (1/24) when he also scored a season-high of 25 points ... Recorded a passing percentage of .974 and 17 errorless passing matches ... Recorded double-doubles at CSN (1/19, 19k, 11d) and vs. UH (1/31, 15k, 10d) ... Blocked a career-high of 11 balls vs. UCI (4/6) with 13 kills ... Had a career-high of 11 digs vs. CSN (1/19) with 19 kills and three total blocks.
HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Eight-time letterman in basketball (4) and volleyball (4) at Francis Parker HS ... Was a center in basketball and a middle blocker in volleyball... Led the Lancers to the 2006 co-league championship, while leading the conference in rebounding and earning First-Team All-CIF and all-league honors... Named MVP of the division and was his high school's team captain and MVP... In volleyball, he led the Lancers to league and CIF championships, and earned divisional MVP honors as well as First-Team All-CIF and all-league honors.
PERSONAL: Born Garrett Thomas Muagututia in 1988… He is the son of Faauuga and Kathleen Muagututia… Father was a three-sport athlete at Carson (Calif.) High School and went on to become a Navy SEAL... Mother played volleyball at UC Riverside... Garrett is the second of three brothers… Younger brother Myles plays volleyball for Stanford… Older brother’s name is Grant… Garrett’s hobbies are singing and playing the ukulele.
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