Tuesday, April 3, 2007
NASHVILLE---Tennessee State University volleyball head coach Kathy Roulhac announced the signing of Candace Saleaumua and Christian Lowe for the 2007 season. Candace Saleaumua, a native of National City, California, played four years on varsity at Bona Vista High School, helping her team to State Championships in 2000 and 2001. Her team was the number one high school in the nation in 2001 with an unblemished record of 40-0. A two-time All-Metro MVP, Saleaumua was the captain during her junior and senior year in high school. Following high school, Saleaumua, a 5-6 setter, attended Missouri State University- West Plains from 2004-06. She was a second team All-American as a freshman and a first-team All-American as a sophomore. She was a two time first team All-Region recipient and made the All-Tournament team in every tournament that she played in for two consecutive years. She plans on majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations in Communication & Criminal Justice, and is the daughter of Wes and Elaine Saleaumua. Christian Lowe, a 6-0 middle/outside hitter from San Antonio, Texas, spent three years in the starting line-up at Judson High School. As a junior, she was second team All-Conference. During her senior campaign she was first team all-conference and honored as the Most Valuable Player. At Saint Petersburg College, Lowe was first in the nation in blocks per game as a freshman with 2.39. A first team all-conference selection, she set the record at 200 blocks in a season along with a record breaking 17 blocks in a match. As a sophomore she broke her own single match block record posting 23 blocks in the contest. She was also named to the first team all-conference team for a second consecutive year. Lowe plans on majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies and is the daughter of Vanessa Burgess.