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Robyn Kurasaki
Robyn  Kurasaki

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mililani, Hawaii

High School:
Maryknoll

Height:
5-6

Position:
Setter

2002: Robyn became the first player in Red Storm history to record three consecutive 1,000 assists seasons, dishing out 1,353 assists during her junior campaign. She is currently in second place on the all-time list for career assists with 3,494, 938 shy of the all-time mark. Robyn appeared in all 122 games for the Red Storm, averaging 11.09 assists, 2.57 digs and .38 kills per game. In a thrilling five game victory over UConn, Robyn tallied one of her 15 double-doubles on the season with 43 assists and 14 digs. She dished out a season-high 59 assists in a victory over St. Peter?s. Robyn finished the season ranked ninth in the BIG EAST conference in assists per game. She continued to shine in the classroom being named to the Verizon Academic All-District I second team and earning BIG EAST Academic All-Star honors for the third consecutive year.

2001: Robyn followed up her outstanding rookie season with a strong sophomore campaign. St. John?s lone setter, she recorded 1,071 assists while playing in all 99 games for the Red Storm. Her mark brings her career total to 2,441, the second most in program history. Robyn was also second on the team in digs with 263 while tallying 27 kills and 37 blocks on the season. Robyn started her 2001 season on a strong note, notching 24 assists, 11 digs and three kills vs. Canisius at the UB Morgan Classic. In the tournament championship game, she had 50 assists and was named to the All-Tournament Team. At the SJU Classic, she recorded 63 assists and 22 digs in a five game win over Princeton and was named to the All-Tournament team. In a BIG EAST win over Villanova, Robyn dished out a season-high 64 assists and tallied seven digs. Robyn finished the season ranked seventh in the BIG EAST with 10.82 assists per game.

2000: As a freshman, Robyn inherited the starting setter position after the departure of Stasha Levi. Not only did she fill the void, Robyn developed into one of the premiere setters in the conference. Robyn was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week four times during the regular season, and at the post-season awards banquet, was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year. She also earned the distinction of being named the Northeast Region Freshman of the Year. Robyn tallied 1,370 assists on the season, the second-highest single season total in school history. She also broke the single-match assist mark with 83 assists against Syracuse on October 29. Playing in 118 of the team?s 122 games, she was fifth in the BIG EAST with an 11.61 assist per game average. Robyn was also fifth on the team in blocks with 48 and third in digs with 249. After just one season, she is already third all-time on the career assist list with 1,370. Robyn was also named to three all-tournament teams in September, leading the Red Storm to three tournament titles (Central Connecticut, Dartmouth and Wagner).

At Maryknoll HS: Was named Female Athlete of the Year her senior season; All-Star Honorable Mention, 1997-98; All-Star First Team, 2000. Academically she was a member of the Principal?s List, 1997-2000. Awards ? Athletic or Scholastic: Northeast Region Freshman of the Year (2000); BIG EAST Rookie of the Year (2000); BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (11/6/00, 10/30/00, 10/9/00, 9/11/00); Central Connecticut State All-Tournament Team (9/2000); Wagner All-Tournament Team (9/2000); Dartmouth Classic All-Tournament Team(9/2000), UB Morgan Classic All-Tournament Team (9/2001), SJU Classic All-Tournament Team (9/2001), BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2000, 2001).

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