Keala Nihipali

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1996 graduate from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, Nev...earned four letters in volleyball...lettered in basketball in 1993 and 1994 and in track in 1994...in track, she ran the third leg on the 4x400 relay team...during her volleyball career, she was a three-time first team All-League selection while being named to the honorable mention list as a freshman...led volleyball team to the state championship in 1994...as a senior, was on the All-Tournament team at the zones, MVP of the zones, while also being selected to the state's All-Tournament squad...as a basketball player, she was on the zone championship team during the 1993-94 season while finishing runner-up in 1994-95.

PERSONAL: Full name is Paula Keala Nihipali...born on June 2, 1978, in Kahuku, Oahu...favorites are English class, guava cake, Mariah Carey, and the movie "Outbreak"...belonged to the Human Relations and Future Business Leaders of America clubs...would like to pursue a career in Travel Industry Management...enjoys writing in her spare time...cousin, Paul, plays volleyball for the national champion UCLA Bruins...has two older brothers, Daniel and Matthew, and two younger sisters, Katie and Diana...daughter of Janie and Paul Nihipali of Las Vegas, Nev.