Meet Camilla Ah-Hoy

Jan. 5, 2010

Despite suffering a torn ACL as a freshman, senior Camilla Ah-Hoy came back to be Oregon State's starting setter for the past two-and-a-half seasons. As a senior co-captain she was the team's quiet leader who had 1,057 overall assists for the season.

When did you start playing volleyball?
'I could pepper when I was five. I didn't really start playing until I was in seventh grade.'

Why have you stuck with it for so long?
'I played basketball and volleyball growing up, and I think coming from high school I wanted to concentrate on one sport going to college, and I like volleyball more than basketball so I just fell in love with it.'

What is your favorite thing about volleyball?
'I love how much fun it is, and I love my teammates. I love team sports. I love doing things for other people. I think you can do a lot of that in volleyball.'

What is your best volleyball memory from OSU?
'There are many good memories, like beating top-ranked teams, but I think what I'll take back are the friendships that I've built with the girls. I want to carry those out throughout my life.'

Describe this year's team.
'We were like sisters. We got along on and off the court. We hung out with each other all the time.'

What advice would you give to next year's team?
'Remember to have fun. Volleyball is just a small part of your life, and I know it seems important right now, but just remember to have fun with it.'

Do you have any other favorite sports besides volleyball?
'I love basketball. I played through grade school and high school. I love watching football.'

Describe yourself in one word.
'Happy. I feel like whenever I'm playing games, afterwards I'd always get compliments like, `Oh my gosh, I love watching you play because you're always smiling on the court, even when you're losing.' I don't mean to do that, but I guess it's good. I'm having fun with the game.'

What do you like to do with your spare time?
'I'm a pretty chill person; I don't like to do a whole lot. I like to go to Dixon and play basketball, or stay home and watch movies. I love The Notebook.'

What do you miss most about home?
'I miss the sun. I also miss being around my family all the time. I grew up always being around family, so here it's harder.'

What made you decide to come to OSU?
'It was one of the last trips I took for recruiting, and it just felt right - the coaches, talking to them, getting to know what they had to offer. It felt more like family with the coaches than with any of the other schools I visited. I got along with the girls really well. It just felt right.'

What is your major?
'I'm majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences with an option in Early Education. I mainly took it because I love working with kids and I'll make use of it because it's something I love to do. After this I'm going to go work with my mom, she coaches for BYU Hawaii, so I'm going to go coach there and maybe do substitute teaching for a while.'

What is your biggest goal for yourself?
'I know goal-setting is really important, but I like going with the flow of wherever my life takes me. I want to settle down and get married and have kids some day, but right now I'm just going with the flow.'

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