At Utah Valley University ... Sophomore (2009): Played in 28 matches, starting in 20 ... Ranked fourth on the team with 110 kills ... Also had 53 blocks ... Recorded a season-high nine kills against NJIT (Nov. 12) and eight digs against Texas-Pan American (Oct. 15).
Freshman (2008): Started 24 out of 26 matches during rookie season ... fourth on the team with 1.93 kills per set ... also had five block solos and 5 block assists for a .80 blocks per set average ... had a season-high 14 kills vs. Santa Clara (Aug. 30) ... reached double figures in kills five times ... had 12 kills in a match two times, vs. Weber State (Sept. 23) and at BYU-Hawaii (Nov. 12).
Redshirt (2007): Redshirted her first season at UVU in 2007.
Before Utah Valley
Attended Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah, where she was a three-sport standout (volleyball, basketball, track & field) and earned 12 letters in her time there ... led team to 14-4 record during senior season including a Region 5 championship and a fifth place finish at state tournament ... team also won Region 5 championship in 2004 and finished fifth in state in 2005 ... averaged 21 kills per match during senior season and was named First Team All-State ... earned All-State honors twice in career and All-Region honors four times ... named the Logan Herald Journal's Female Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... holds state record for most service aces in a match (13) ... won state high jump championship in 2006 and placed fifth in long jump ... Region 5 MVP and First Team All-State in basketball.
Born September 3, 1988, in Logan, Utah ... daughter of David and Susanne Kuresa ... graduated from Mountain Crest HS in 2007 and was on the honor roll ... expects to major in Special Education at UVU ... enjoys singing and hula dancing ... is half-Samoan and knows sign language ... father played football at Utah State, brother Jake played football at BYU and uncle Marty Haws played basketball at BYU ... also recruited by Utah State, Southern Utah and Weber State.