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Natasha Kai

Olympian 2008

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Athlete Bio


5?8 (1.72 m)






Became the first player in WAC history to earn three Player of the Year awards and First-Team All-Conference honors all four seasons while playing for the University of Hawaii ... Scored 15 goals with four assists as a senior ... One of the top offensive players in the nation during her career, she owns the WAC career shots record (446) and is second in goals (72) and points (162) ... She finished her college career with 72 goals in 73 matches ... Voted the team's MVP and Most Outstanding Striker as a sophomore, junior and senior ... As a junior, she led the team in scoring with a team-high 12 goals, while adding five assists ... Seven of her goals were game-winners, including three in overtime ... Suffered a broken collarbone in waning minutes of UH's finale against Tulsa in the WAC Tournament ...  As a sophomore, she led the nation in goals scored (29) and set or tied 13 new school and conference records, including UH records for goals in a match (5 vs. Morehead St.), and season (29) ... Scored seven game-winning goals and also scored a goal in nine straight matches ... Scored multiple goals in eight matches, including four hat tricks ... Got four goals vs. Nevada, tying the WAC record for goals in a conference match ... As a freshman, she completed record-breaking rookie campaign by setting or tying eight school records, three freshman records, and four conference records ... Named WAC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, becoming the first player in conference history to accomplish the feat ... A 2001 graduate of Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Oahu, she was regarded as perhaps the top female high school athlete in the state ... Earned four letters each in soccer and track, two in volleyball and one each in basketball and cross country ... A two-time Oahu Interscholastic Association soccer all-star ... Earned All-State and Gatorade Player of the Year honors her senior season ... Led the Red Raiders to the division title her senior season, the first title in the school's history ... Voted to the OIA East first team in volleyball her senior season and earned OIA first team and all-state second team honors in basketball her senior season ... A two-time state champion and record holder in the 300 hurdles ... Also captured state titles in the 110 hurdles, high jump and long jump. University of Hawaii