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#17 Karsta Lowe
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon HS
Experience: 2 Letters

SAND 2013
Lowe partnered with Bojana Todorovic (6-3) and Karly Drolson (0-5) during the inaugural UCLA sand volleyball season ... posted wins against #3 squads from Loyola Marymount (April 3), Long Beach State (April 10) and Santa Clara (April 20) ... had three wins versus Hawai'i at the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge.

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 ... notched four kills and two blocks in the NCAA First Round contest versus LIU Brooklyn (Nov. 30) ... recorded five kills and three blocks against USC on Nov. 23 ... posted 10 kills against Stanford on Nov. 16 ... had three kills in one set versus California on Nov. 15 ... tallied five kills at Utah on Nov. 10 ... had four kills at Arizona (Nov. 2) ... posted six kills and four blocks against Washington State on Oct. 26 ... had three kills in one set against Colorado on Oct. 19 ... 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 personal-best .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 three kills and two blocks in four sets on Nov. 11 at Oregon ... had four kills and only one error in nine attempts in two sets on Oct. 28 at California ... played one set on Oct. 29 at Stanford ... had five kills on Oct. 21 against Colorado ... had five kills in as many attempts in three sets against Oregon State on Oct. 14 ... played in one set versus Oregon on Oct. 15 and had one block assist ... produced two kills and a block in one set at Colorado on Oct. 2 ... had four kills and two digs at Washington State on Sept. 16 ... posted two kills in two sets at Pepperdine on Sept. 7 ... played three sets at Hawai’i on Sept. 4 and had three kills and two blocks ... appeared in all three sets against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 27, sporting three kills and no errors in six attempts with one block assist.

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 Dalton 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.

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
TOTALS 124 48 6 223 1.80 79 474 .304 2 0.02 2 0.02 10 41 0.33 0 54 54 0.44 3 0 252.0 2.03

Karsta Lowe's Match Highs
KILLS 14, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
TOTAL ATTACKS 31, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
HITTING PCT (MIN. 10 KILLS) .632 (12-0-19), vs. Northeastern (8/31/12)
SERVICE ACES 1, vs. Northeastern (8/31/12)
1, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
DIGS 11, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
BLOCK ASSISTS 6, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
TOTAL BLOCKS 6 (0-6), at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
POINTS 18.0, at UC Santa Barbara (9/1/12)
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