Tumua Matu'u Athlete Profile

#5 Tumua Matu'u

Position: Outside Hitter Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 1989-1993 Hometown: Pago Pago, AS Last School: Tafuna High School

At BYU

  • Came off a freshman redshirt year to start in 1990
  • Redshirted 1989
  • Ended the 1990 season first on the squad in digs (377), third in kills (355) and fourth in aces (39)
  • Named to the all-tournament teams of the BYU Mizuno Classic and the Colorado State Conference Challenge
  • Was second in BYU history in digs for a season (377)
  • 1990 WAC Freshman of the Year
  • 1989, 1991 Cougar Club and HCAC Scholar-Athlete
  • From head coach Elaine Michaelis (1989): "A pleasant surprise. Has sound fundamentals. Excellent athlete and good student of the game."
  • From head coach Elaine Michaelis (1990): "A very powerful hitter and a good blocker. Will be challenging for a starting position this year. Tough competitor with a good knowledge of the game."
  • From head coach Elaine Michaelis (1991): "Very quick and strong. Enjoys the strategy of the game. A crafty hitter with excellent defensive anticipation. A pleasant suprise last year. Potential All-American."
  • Had career match highs of 21 kills, .529 hitting percentage, and 31 digs
  • From head coach Elaine Michaelis (1992): "Recovering from shoulder surgery. Should return to level of play she experienced as a freshman. A cagey player with excellent defensive anticipation. A strong athlete."

Before BYU

  • A multi-sport athlete who led her teams to ASHSAA championships in basketball and softball
  • Named ASHSAA MVP in basketball and softball
  • Three-year member of the National Honor Society 

Stats

Yr. GP K E A Pct. SA BS BA TB Dig Ast.
1990 119 335 160 995 .195 39 15 63 78 377 73
1991 105 215 142 632 .116 32 13 36 49 366 41
1992 74 102 49 275 .193 15 2 30 32 248 42