Reached double figures in kills in 18 matches in Triton career, with two efforts of 20 or more.
AS A SENIOR IN 2014
Team tri-captain ... UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Team's Cauldron Award ... Appeared in 15 matches and 52 sets ... Started 14 times at opposite ... Started first five matches before suffering an injury in home opener vs. BYU (1/18) ... Missed next 12 contests before playing in each of final 10 ... Fifth in MPSF in service aces per set (0.37) ... Reached double digits in kills six times ... Season best of a team-high 20 kills in five-set home victory vs. California Baptist (3/13), to go along with a career-high eight digs ... Had 18 kills, three aces and six digs at CBU (1/16) ... 14 kills on Senior Night vs. Stanford (4/12) ... 11 kills, season- and match-high four aces and five blocks vs. Pacific (4/11) ... Added 11 kills at Pepperdine (1/11) and vs. CSUN (3/29), with three aces in the latter ... Five block assists at USC (1/10) ... Hit season-best .583 (9-2-12) with three aces vs. UC Merced (4/5) ... Stretch of five matches from March 27-April 11 with a total of 13 service aces.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
Appeared in each of the final four matches, starting all four ... Produced an incredible season debut vs. Pacific (4/5), putting down a match- and career-high 30 kills on .414 hitting (30-6-58) with a season-best five digs ... First 17 kills in that match came without an error ... Kill total ranked fourth in the MPSF in a single match for 2013, with the 58 attempts tied for third and 30.0 points tied for sixth ... Added a second double-digit kill performance with 11 vs. Hawai'i (4/12).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Appeared in 12 matches, starting nine ... Came off the bench in the first two matches of the year at Hawai'i before missing the next 12 ... Put down 11 kills in a reserve role in his return to the court vs. Cal State Northridge (2/24) and earned his first start for UCSD the next night vs. Long Beach State, producing season bests of 19 kills (match high), two service aces, seven digs, four total blocks and 23.0 points ... Started each of the next eight matches and missed the final four ... Achieved double-digit kill figures in each of his final 10 appearances, including all five during UCSD's first-ever five-match MPSF win streak (3/9-31) ... Had back-to-back nights with 18 kills in road triumphs at Long Beach State (3/15) and Cal State Northridge (3/16) ... Led team with 3.55 kills per set.
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
Attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa from 2009-11 ... Competed for the Pirates in 2011 after redshirting in 2010 ... OCC went 16-3 and advanced to the CCCAA State Championship semifinals in 2011, when he had a team-high 26 service aces ... Team advanced to the state semifinals in 2010.
Played for the Orange Coast Volleyball Club (OCVC) 18s and Balboa Bay Volleyball Club 16s.
A 2009 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo ... Named All-Sea View League First Team as a junior and senior ... Was the Mustangs' MVP at the 2009 San Luis Obispo Tournament ... Also competed in basketball as a freshman and sophomore.
Born March 29, 1991, in Laguna Beach ... Parents are Jon and Sandy Awerkamp ... Has an older brother named Jake ... Uncle Glenn Awerkamp played water polo at UC Irvine ... Economics major with a business minor at Muir College ... Would like to continue playing volleyball professionally or start training to become a firefighter after earning his degree from UCSD ... Lists his 30-kill effort in 2013 as his top memory in volleyball, and the 2012 trip to Hawaii as his favorite UCSD moment ... Many hobbies include beach volleyball, mountain biking, basketball, wakeboarding, cars, camping and hiking ... A fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and San Diego Chargers ... Derek Fisher is his favorite athlete ... Top movie is Anchorman ... "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker can be found on his music playlist ... Loves eggs ... A third generation Eagle Scout.