Wednesday, April 18, 2007
NASHVILLE--- Outside Hitter Precious Salazar and middle blocker Makena Naho'oikaika have each signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Tennessee State University next season. Salazar is a native of Pahoa, Hawaii, where she is a senior at Kamehameha Schools-Hawai`i HS and competed on varsity for four years under Coach Tammy Lee. The 5-8 outside hitter helped her team to four consecutive Big Island Interscholastic Federation Championships. Salazar received honorable mention as a freshman and was a three-time selection on the All-Big Island Interscholastic Federation First-Team. As a senior, she was named the Player of the Year. Precious Salazar is the daughter of Lucille Veincent-Salazar and Terence Salazar and she plans on majoring in Nursing. Makena Naho'oikaika, a 5-9 middle blocker also played at Kamehameha Schools-Hawai`i HS under head coach Tammy Lee. A native of Hilo, Hawaii, Makena helped her team to two consecutive undefeated seasons from 2005-06. Makena was a Big Island Interscholastic Federation honorable mention selection as a freshman. She made the B.I.I.F. second team as a sophomore and a junior and received B.I.I.F. first team honors as a senior. Makena was named the tournament MVP and was selected on the USA Volleyball Junior A-2 team in 2006. Makena Naho'oikaika is the daughter of Alofa Tagataeses and Dudley Naho'oikaika and intends on Business Management as a major.