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#17 Karsta Lowe
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon HS

2014
Lowe, who was named AVCA First Team All-America, AVCA First Team All-Pacific South Region and All-Pac-12 First Team, led the Bruins, the Pac-12 and the nation in kills (5.96) and points (6.60) per set to go with a team-best 33 aces ... also second on the squad with a .304 hitting percentage, third with 2.04 digs per set and fourth with 0.66 blocks per set ... ranked sixth among Pac-12 players in service aces per set (0.28) and seventh nationally in attacks per set (12.61) ... her kills, kills per set, attacks and points totals were all the second-best, single-season marks in UCLA history, while her points per set count was tied for second ... posted 32 double-figure kills contests, four with at least 30 and 21 with over 20 ... added eight double-figure digs matches for a team-leading eight double-doubles ... recorded three aces on three occasions ... had 22 kills, four digs, three blocks and a .354 hitting percentage in the Regional Semifinal against #4 Penn State on Dec. 12, and was named to the All-Louisville Regional Team ... posted 24 kills, a .365 hitting percentage and nine digs against #15 Long Beach State (Dec. 6) ... had 11 kills, eight digs, three blocks and two aces versus LIU Brooklyn (Dec. 5) ... went for 32 kills and 13 digs for a double-double against USC on Nov. 28, adding four blocks and an ace ... also had a double-double at #22 Arizona State with 24 kills and 13 digs with three blocks ... was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this season on Nov. 24 ... had a double-double at Oregon State on Nov. 22 with 20 kills and 10 digs, adding three blocks and three aces, which tied a career high ... tallied 22 kills, eight digs and two aces at #14 Oregon (Nov. 21) ... posted 15 kills, a .367 percentage, five digs and an ace against California on Nov. 16 ... had 21 kills, nine digs and an ace versus #1 Stanford (Nov. 13) ... had 17 kills and four digs at Utah on Nov. 9 and 18 kills, nine digs and an ace at #21 Colorado on Nov. 6 ... posted her third 30-kill match of the year when she had 31 against Washington State on Nov. 2, adding 11 digs for a double-double to go with five blocks and two aces ... had 11 kills against #2 Washington (Oct. 31) ... had 23 kills and eight digs at California on Oct. 26 ... recorded 26 kills, eight digs and three blocks at #1 Stanford (Oct. 24) to go with three aces, which tied a career high ... named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 21 and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season on Oct. 20 ... had 21 kills and seven digs against Oregon State on Oct. 17 ... set a UCLA rally-scoring record with a career-best 33 kills against #10 Oregon, hitting .473 with five digs and an ace ... had 21 kills, five blocks and an ace against Colorado on Oct. 12 ... had 30 kills, hitting .404 and adding five blocks and five digs against Utah on Oct. 10 ... had 13 kills, nine digs and three blocks at Washington State (Oct. 5) ... registered a double-double at #4 Washington on Oct. 3, totaling a career-high 16 digs to go with 28 kills and a personal-best three aces ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the third time on Sept. 29 after totaling 49 kills in two matches against #9 USC (Sept. 23) and #18 Arizona (Sept. 26) ... produced 27 kills, a .426 hitting percentage and an ace versus the Wildcats, adding 10 digs for the double-double ... had 22 kills, a .357 percentage, six digs and two blocks against the Trojans ... had 17 kills in a pair of matches on Sept. 20, adding 10 digs with two aces versus Yale to record a double-double ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 15, her second straight weekly conference honor to become the first ever Bruin to accomplish the feat ... was named Most Valuable Player at the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge ... had 22 kills, nine digs, two blocks and an ace against Utah State on Sept. 13 ... posted 17 kills, six digs and two blocks at #22 Hawai’i (Sept. 12) ... tallied 16 kills, a .520 hitting percentage, four digs and three blocks versus San Francisco on Sept. 11 ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 8 after her play at the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge, at which she was named to the All-Tournament Team ... had 29 kills against #9 Illinois (Sept. 5), hitting .426 ... added 10 digs for a double-double to go with two aces and three blocks ... had 20 kills, three digs and two aces versus #1 Penn State on Sept. 6 ... was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Concourse Hotel at LAX Classic ... had 24 kills, a .439 hitting percentage, four blocks, three digs and an ace at Loyola Marymount on Aug. 30 ... produced 18 kills, a .452 hitting percentage, seven digs and five blocks versus LIU Brooklyn on Aug. 30 ... posted eight kills and two errors in 10 attempts (.600) in two sets on Aug. 29 against Binghamton, adding four digs, two blocks and an ace ... earned Capital One Academic All-America Third Team and Academic All-District First Team honors, as well as Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention accolades.

2013
Was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America, AVCA All-Pacific South Region First Team and All-Pac-12 First Team, leading the Bruins with 4.31 kills and 4.68 points per set ... was second among hitters with a .290 hitting percentage, adding 0.75 digs and 0.61 blocks per set to go with five aces ... ranked fifth among Pac-12 players in kps and pps ... had double figures in kills in 29 of 30 matches, including 24 in a row to end the season ... surpassed the 20-kill mark eight times ... hit at least .400 seven times ... earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 2 after her performance at the LMU Invitational ... was named the Most Valuable Player of the LMU and Denver Invitationals and was also named to the All-Tournament Team in Hawai’i ... had 19 kills against Utah on Nov. 29 and 11 kills versus #7 USC on Nov. 27 ... notched 17 kills and five digs against Arizona (Nov. 24) ... had 20 kills, four digs, three blocks and an ace versus Arizona State on Nov. 22 ... recorded 22 kills, four digs and an ace at Washington State on Nov. 15 ... had 16 kills and six digs at #3 Washington on Nov. 13 ... had 18 kills against Oregon (Nov. 10) and 11 kills versus Oregon State (Nov. 8) ... notched a season-high 25 kills at #22 California on Nov. 3, hitting .360 and adding five digs and four blocks, including two solo roofs ... had her second career double-double and first of the year with 22 kills and a season-best 14 digs at #6 Stanford on Nov. 1 ... recorded 22 kills and eight digs against Washington State on Oct. 26 ... tallied 21 kills and three blocks versus #3 Washington (Oct. 25) ... had 17 kills and her first two aces of the year at #22 Arizona State on Oct. 20 ... posted 15 kills at Arizona (Oct. 18) ... notched 18 kills at Oregon State on Oct. 12 and 12 kills with four blocks at #22 Oregon on Oct. 11 ... had 13 kills against California (Oct. 4) and 11 versus #7 Stanford on Oct. 2 ... tallied 19 kills and three blocks at Colorado on Sept. 27 ... had 15 kills at #4 USC (Sept. 25) ... recorded 20 kills at Long Beach State to go with six blocks, which tied a personal best ... had 13 kills (.409) with five blocks against #24 Creighton on Sept. 14 ... posted 19 kills (.412) with five blocks versus Cal State Northridge (Sept. 13) ... recorded 12 kills (.500) at Denver on Sept. 12 ... had seven kills at #9 Hawai’i on Sept. 7 ... tallied 10 kills (.533) with four blocks versus New Mexico State (Sept. 6) ... notched 19 kills (.342) and three blocks against Santa Clara on Sept. 5 ... had 23 kills (.514) with four blocks at Loyola Marymount on Aug. 31, posting 18 kills and a personal-best .727 hitting percentage with three blocks versus North Texas earlier in the day ... had 11 kills (.455) with six digs against Albany on Aug. 30 ... named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2012
Was third on the team with 2.05 kills per set, a .323 hitting percentage and 2.31 points per set ... added 0.47 blocks and 0.46 digs per set ... had seven double-figure kills matches, posting 11 in the NCAA Second Round match against Michigan State on Dec. 1 ... recorded five kills and three blocks against USC on Nov. 23 ... posted 10 kills against Stanford on Nov. 16 ... tallied five kills at Utah on Nov. 10 ... posted six kills and four blocks against Washington State on Oct. 26 ... notched five kills and no errors in six swings (.833) with two blocks against Arizona State on Oct. 5 ... posted five kills and no errors in seven attacks (.714) at Washington State on Sept. 28 ... produced eight kills at Washington (Sept. 26) ... had 13 kills and seven digs at USC on Sept. 19 ... recorded 10 kills and three blocks at Colorado State on Sept. 15 ... had seven kills and just one error in 14 attempts (.429) against Pepperdine (Sept. 12) ... was named to the Verizon Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament Team after posting 27 kills and a .535 hitting percentage in Hawai’i ... had nine kills and two errors in 17 attempts (.412) at Hawai’i (Sept. 9) ... posted 10 kills and no errors in 16 swings (.625) against San Diego State (Sept. 8) and eight kills and two errors in 10 attacks (.600) versus Idaho (Sept. 7) ... was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 after her play at the UCSB Invitational, which earned her All-Tournament Team honors ... posted her first-career double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs on Sept. 1 at UC Santa Barbara ... hit .323 with six digs and an ace ... swung at a .632 hitting percentage with 12 kills and no errors in 19 attempts with eight digs, three blocks and her first career ace against Northeastern on Aug. 31 ... had eight kills and only one error in four sets with four blocks at Nebraska (Aug. 25) ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention Team.

2011
Played in 19 matches and 41 sets, posting 53 kills (1.29 kps) and 15 blocks ... appeared in one set in both the National Championship match against Illinois (Dec. 17) and the Regional Semifinal versus Penn State (Dec. 9), and played in two sets in the Regional Final against Texas (Dec. 10) ... had three kills in as many attempts with one block on Dec. 2 against Maryland Eastern Shore ... started and posted 12 kills on Nov. 25 against USC ... made her first career start on Nov. 20 against Arizona State and had seven kills and a season-best five blocks ... had five kills on Oct. 21 against Colorado ... had five kills in as many attempts in three sets against Oregon State on Oct. 14.

LA COSTA CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
Lowe played two years of varsity volleyball at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif. ... named San Diego Section All-CIF, All-Avocado League and All-Academic First Team as a senior ... also earned San Diego Union Tribune Athlete of the Week honors in `10 ... paced LCC with 2.7 kills per set as a senior, adding 44 blocks and 31 digs ... helped the Mavericks to their seventh-straight, CIF Division I title ... coached by Pat McDougall ... played club with Encinitas Wave Volleyball, which qualified for the Open Division JO’s in `10 and `11.

PERSONAL
Born Karsta Frances Lowe on Feb. 2, 1993 in San Diego, Calif. ... parents are Irene and Howard Lowe ... has two older brothers, Roger and Griffin, who graduated from UCLA in 2011 and was a member of the Bruin men’s rowing club team ... chose to attend UCLA because of the combination of stellar academics and athletics ... favorites include the movie “Inception”, the TV show “Friday Night Lights” and the San Diego Padres ... thing she likes the most about volleyball is working as a team to win ... hobbies include hiking, swimming and going to the beach ... biggest athletic thrill is winning CIF her junior year against Torrey Pines ... favorite academic class is history ... majoring in geography/environmental studies with a minor in environmental engineering.

Karsta Lowe's Career Statistics
YEAR SP MP MS K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S SE D D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE PTS P/S
2011 41 19 2 53 1.29 19 133 .256 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 3 0.07 0 15 15 0.37 0 0 60.5 1.46
2012 83 29 4 170 2.05 60 341 .323 2 0.02 2 0.02 9 38 0.46 0 39 39 0.47 3 0 191.5 2.30
2013 115 30 29 496 4.31 183 1079 .290 10 0.09 5 0.04 19 86 0.75 5 65 70 0.61 10 0 538.5 4.68
2014 118 34 34 703 5.96 250 1488 .304 13 0.11 33 0.28 62 241 2.04 7 71 78 0.66 11 4 778.5 6.60
TOT 357 112 69 1422 3.98 512 3041 .299 25 0.07 40 0.11 91 368 1.03 12 190 202 0.57 24 4 1569.0 4.39

Karsta Lowe's Match Highs
KILLS 33, vs. Oregon (10/15/14)
TOTAL ATTEMPTS 72, vs. USC (11/28/14)
HITTING PCT. (MIN. 7 KILLS)
.727 (18-2-22), vs. North Texas (8/31/13)
SERVICE ACES 3, Three Times (last at Oregon State, 11/22/14)
DIGS 16, at Washington (10/3/14)
BLOCK SOLOS 2, at California (11/3/13)
BLOCK ASSISTS 6, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
6, at Long Beach State (9/18/13)
TOTAL BLOCKS 6 (0-6), at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
6 (0-6), at Long Beach State (9/18/13)
POINTS 35.5, vs. Washington State (11/2/14)