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Honors & Awards
• Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022; Beach-2022)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020; Spring 2021)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2021, 2022)

2021 (Sophomore)
• Appeared in all 34 matches, averaging 2.54 digs and 0.35 aces per set
• Finished with double-figure digs in 19 matches
• Had eight multi-ace performances
• Ranked seventh in the Big Ten for aces per set
• Totaled 13 digs and three aces in a sweep at No. 19 Creighton (Sept. 8)
• Opened Big Ten play with 13 digs and an ace at Northwestern (Sept. 22)
• Had an 11-dig, three-ace night vs. Michigan (Oct. 1)
• Collected 12 digs, two assists and four aces at No. 13 Penn State (Oct. 8)
• Tallied 15 digs with an ace at No. 25 Illinois (Nov. 4)
• Finished with 13 digs and an ace vs. Nov. 15 Penn State (Nov. 19)
• Followed up with five aces and seven digs at No. 5 Wisconsin (Nov. 26)
• Added 10 digs and three aces the next night at No. 6 Purdue (Nov. 27)
• Served a career-high seven aces to go with four digs in an upset of No. 2 Texas in the NCAA Regional Final (Dec. 11)
• Posted 11 digs and an ace vs. No. 3 Pittsburgh in the NCAA Semifinal (Dec. 16)
• Had a career-best effort with 24 digs and an ace vs. No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA title match (Dec. 18)
• Led the NCAA Tournament field with 10 service aces over six matches
• Her 10 aces also tied for the fourth-highest postseason total in Nebraska history
• Finished the season with 42 aces, which ranked seventh in Husker history during the rally-scoring era

2020 (Freshman)
• Played in all 19 matches as a freshman defensive specialist
• Averaged 2.41 digs per set and 0.32 service aces per set
• Served the second-most aces on the team, 21, and had the third-most digs (159)
• Had a season-best 17 digs to go with three service aces in a March 12 win against No. 11 Ohio State 
• Had five service aces, 13 digs and five set assists in a win at Michigan on March 25
• Tallied 16 digs against No. 11 Ohio State on March 13
• Posted double-digit digs in eight matches, including five in a row during a stretch from March 5-17

Before Nebraska
• As an outside hitter for Kamehameha Kapalama High School in Honolulu, Akana was named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Player of the Year, first-team All-Hawaii and the All-Hawaii Girls Player of the Year
• Totaled 378 kills and 403 digs as a senior and had 22 kills in the state title match to lead Kamehameha to a state championship for the second time
• Was named the state tournament's most outstanding player
• Was also named a 2019 MaxPreps second-team All-American
• Originally signed with USC but was released from her scholarship after a head coaching change
• Would be the second Hawaii native ever to play for the Huskers, joining former three-time All-American Fiona Nepo (1995-98), Nebraska's all-time leader in career assists

• Born Sept. 19, 2001
• Parents are Joselyn and Brandyn
• Brandyn played basketball at BYU-Hawaii, Joselyn played volleyball at Hawaii, sister Braelyn is a sophomore volleyball player for Hawaii
• Major is psychology
• Minor is communications