Name: Karsta Lowe
Position: Opposite
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-4
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
College: UCLA
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Bronze Medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 FIVB World Championship (5th Place)

Most Notable

  • Bronze medalist at 2016 Olympic Games, playing a key reserve role coming off the bench to provide 41 points highlighted by a 13-point performance versus Serbia in semifinal and 12 points against Italy in pool play
  • Named MVP of 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix in First Tournament
  • Selected AVCA All-America First Team in 2014 as a senior at UCLA
  • Led all NCAA Division I players in kills per set (5.96) and points per set (6.60) in 2014

Major Competitions
2019 - Pan American Cup (Gold) ... FIVB World Cup (Silver) ... NORCECA Women's Continental Championship (Silver)
2018 - FIVB World Championship (5th Place)
2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)...Olympic Games (Bronze).
2015 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. China ... FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze)...NORCECA Championship (Gold).

Did You Know

  • After 2016 Olympic Games, Lowe took a break from the U.S. Women's National Team to go back to school to pursue a master's of landscape architecture at University of Southern California
  • Never made the 'A' team until her junior year of high school
  • Selected Capital One Academic All-America Third Team by CoSIDA in 2014
  • Nominee for Lowe's Senior Class Award, the nation's premier award for NCAA Senior Student-Athletes
  • Played tennis competitively until middle of high school
  • Started playing indoor volleyball in 2003 with Coast Volleyball Club, but finished junior career playing with Wave Volleyball Club
  • Hobbies are hiking, tennis, DIY projects, ocean activities
  • Never lived outside of southern California and is about to live in a different country for eight months
  • Graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in geography/environmental studies

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Last Updated: October 2018