Fehi Tuivai
Fehi Tuivai

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kent, Washington

High School:
Kent Meridian

Last College:
Eastern Washington

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Hitter

Birthdate:
10/24/1982

Experience:
2L

(Junior) 2004
Had the best year to date, logging time in 104 games... Drew the starting nod in 35 of the 36 matches she appeared in...The Tigers' primary blocking threat, led the team with a career-high 23 solo blocks, 75 block assists and 98 total blocks (0.94/game)...Averaged 1.06 blocks per game against Conference USA opponents...Blocked a career-high 10 attacks in a thrilling five-set win over Marquette (10/29/04)...Recorded eight block assists in that game...Had seven assisted blocks versus USF (11/6/04) and six against Saint Louis (10/1/04)...Posted three block solos and added four block assists in a four-game triumph over Southern Miss (10/8/04)...Hit .238 for the year and ranked fifth on the team with 217 kills (2.09/game)...Downed 109 kills (2.15/game) in C-USA play...Came on strong near the end of the season, slamming 10 or more kills in five of the final six matches ...Recorded 10 performances in which she downed 10 or more kills...Hammered a career-best 17 kills and hit .577 with just two errors on 26 attacks against TCU (11/11/04)...Wrapped up the regular season with a 16-kill, .500-attack percentage performance in a sweep of Houston (11/13/04).

(Sophomore) 2003
Played a majority of her 35 games toward the end of the year after she had some time to adjust to the Tigers' offensive system...Responded by offering some offensive consistency for the Tiger middles when they needed it, including a .429 hitting percentage in the match against Tulane that determined which team got the No. 4 seed in the Conference USA Tournament...Her longest outing was against Christian Brothers, her first extensive action of the season...Downed seven kills on 13 attacks against CBU...Added five block assists against Tulane in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament, helping Memphis make its first-ever appearance in the league semifinals with the win.

(Freshman/Eastern Washington) 2002
Played in 15 games, downing seven kills after redshirting the 2001 season...Also posted four total blocks, including two solos, and hit .200 in helping Eastern Washington to a 29-2 overall record, including a 13-1 mark in the Big Sky Conference.

(Redshirted/Eastern Washington) 2001
Redshirted the 2001 campaign at Eastern Washington.

At Kent-Meridian High School
Was a three-year letterwinner at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, Wash....Was an honorable mention all-conference player her sophomore year and a first-team all-league selection her junior and senior seasons...Was named league MVP as a senior... Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball.

Personal
Full name is Melenaite Fehi Tuivai... Daughter of Vaisiliva Tuivai and Afu Taumoepeau...Born October 24, 1982... Graduated in May 2005 with a degree in Sociology...Currently pursuing a graduate degree in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, with a concentration in Secondary Education... Enjoys "long, profound conversations with Hristina, making people laugh and hanging with her family."

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