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Malia Nawahine

#10 Malia Nawahine

Position: Guard Height: 5-10 Class: Graduate Roster Years: 2013-2018 Hometown: Springville, UT Last School: Springville High School/University of Utah

Before BYU

At Springville High School

  • 2012-13 Gatorade Utah Girls Basketball Player of the Year
  • Salt Lake Tribune Prep Female Athlete of the Year
  • Deseret News Ms. Basketball
  • Valley Player of the Year
  • Led Springville HS to a 4A state championship with an undefeated season (25-0)
  • 18.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 2.6 assists per game as a senior and shot 40 percent from 3-point range
  • MVP of the state tournament
  • All-star game
  • 2013 Region 8 MVP
  • Two-time all-state
  • Led Springville High School to the state championship game in 2012, scoring 91 points with 27 three-pointers in the state tournament
  • Averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals per game
  • Moved from California to Utah before her junior year
  • Lettered in track and field and in volleyball


  • Parents are Hank and Eve Nawahine
  • Has six brothers and two sisters
  • Grandfather Bill Cravens played football at Utah (1960-62)
  • Sister of former teammate Valerie Nawahine, who played for the Utes from 2013-15

2013-2014 | Freshman Year

  • Started 12 games and appeared in all 31 contests
  • Had six games with double figures in points
  • 10 points and two rebounds in Ute debut against Denver (11/8)
  • Hit three critical free throws to help solidify win at UNLV (11/26) with season-high two assists and first career block
  • 11 points on three, 3-pointers to go with three assists against Utah Valley (12/11)
  • 18 points (3-3 from 3-point territory), four rebounds and two assists against Samford (12/21)
  • Tied career high with five rebounds to go with seven points off a 3-of-4 shooting performance at Colorado (2/2)
  • Season-high 19 points off 7-of-12 shooting to go with three assists at Oregon (2/8)
  • Knocked down six of her seven shots for 14 points against Washington State (2/14) with five rebounds and four assists

2014-2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Second on team with 13.3 points per game before injury
  • Scored 17 points with four rebounds, two assists and a block against San Jose State (11/14)
  • Tallied 14 points and two rebounds at Nebraska (11/23)
  • Played in three games before suffering an season-ending injury

2015-2016 | Junior Year

  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Tied for 29th in the Pac-12 with 9.2 points per game in league action
  • Had double-digits in points 13 times in 2015-16 including one game with 20 points (at Cal on 1/10/16)
  • Registered 14 points against USC (1/29) pulled down five rebounds, tied her career high with three steals and was 5-of-7 from the free throw line
  • Career-high eight rebounds with six points and two assists at Utah State (12/22)

2016-2017 | Senior Year

  • Played in all games, starting in 27
  • Second leading scorer on the team with a 10.5 point average
  • Averaged 31.6 minutes of playing time
  • Shot 36.7 percent from the field, 75.0 percent from the free-throw line and 32.3 percent from 3-point range
  • Averaged 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals a game
  • Scored in double figures in 16 games
  • Recorded a career-high 23 points vs. Oregon on 2/17/17