Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#20 Penina Snuka
Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Kahuku HS (HI)

As a Freshman: Tallied a 7-8 season in her first year with the sand volleyball team with victories over Grand Canyon, Arizona Christian, ArizonaState, IrvineValleyCollege and Long BeachState, 

Prep: Played her senior season at KahukuHigh School in Hawaii after spending her first three years at GilbertHigh School…She was named to the Volleyball Magazine Fab 50, which is a list of the top 50 high school seniors in the country... Was also ranked No. 34 on’s list of the top 100 seniors...Following her senior season, she was ranked as one of the top-15 players in the state of Hawaii and was named first-team all-league...She was also named to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association All-Tournament Team…In her junior season at Gilbert, she recorded 349 kills, 272 digs, 76 aces and 39 blocks to lead her squad to the class 5A state championship…She was also named second-team All-Tribune...As a sophomore, Snooka recorded 520 kills, 456 digs, 83 aces and 31 blocks to earn Arizona Central Region Player of the Year...She finished her freshman season with 283 kills, second-best on the team, and added a team-leading 110 aces and 453 digs, which ranked her second behind only Gilbert’s libero...Snuka was an Honorable Mention All-State selection in Class 5A…She played her club volleyball for AZ East Valley Juniors.

Personal: Daughter of Jimmy and Heka Snuka...Was born February 9, 1995...Has two brothers and a sister...Her grandfather is former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, father is former wrestler "Deuce", aunt is wrestler "Tamina" and uncle is professional wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson...Plans to pursue a psychology degree at the U of A.