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Vaha Ongoongotau Athlete Profile

#16 Vaha Ongoongotau

Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-9 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 1994-1995 Hometown: Kahuku, HI Last School: Kahuku High School


Born 7/18/71 in Nukualofa, Tonga...parents are Enele and Mele...plays extramural rugby at BYU and played at BYU-Hawai'i in 1993...older brother played rugby for BYU-Hawai'i...danced for two years at the Polynesian Cultural Center...served an LDS Church mission to Oakland, California...recruited by Cal-Lutheran and Mississippi Valley State...majoring in travel and tourism.

Before BYU

Lettered twice in both football and track at Kahuku High...ran the 300-meter hurdles...coached by Doug Semones (Cal-Lutheran).

Other College

Played at Snow College (Ephraim, Utah) in 1990.

1994 | Junior Year

Played for the varsity special teams.

1995 | Senior Year

Participated in spring practice.