FalconVision sat down with the senior outside hitter.
Averaging five kills a set, Clement paced the Falcons to a 3-1 road record.
Akokwe Clement (all-MW) and Taylor Parker (all-MW, honorable mention) were all-conference honorees.
Clement accounted for 13 kills in each match of Denver's tournament.
The recruiting class earned High Honorable Mention distinction from PrepVolleyball.com.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Saw action in 117 sets...was in the starting rotation for 26 contests...led the team with 350 total kills...recorded the team’s top output during 19 matches...collected a career-high 18 kills at UNLV and at Nevada...those totals were tied for second on the team...posted double-digit kill totals in 23 matches, while adding nine in an additional three contests...used a 12-kill performance in the Falcons’ win over Fresno State to debut on the program’s DI single-season list...added a 10 kills in the victory over San Jose State to move into seventh...named to the all-tournament team at the season-opening Pioneer Classic...recorded first career double-double (13 kills, career-best 10 digs) against Texas A&M Corpus Christi...also recorded first collegiate service ace in that match...hit a season-best .368 (10k-3e-19a) at home against Nevada...accounted for 31 total blocks, including four solo and 27 assisted stops...recorded a career-best two solo blocks at Wyoming...added 89 digs, 13 assists and three aces.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Shared the team’s Offensive Player of the Year Award…played in 106 sets…was in the starting rotation for 25 matches…one of three freshmen to open the season in the starting lineup…ranked second on the team with 268 kills…also ranked second with a 2.76 per-set average…collected a career-best 16 kills against New Mexico…also tallied double-digit kill totals in 12 additional matches…led the team in kills during 13 matches, including the final nine...recorded a personal-best hitting percentage of .480 against Colorado State (15k-3e-25a)…ranked third on the team with 50 total blocks (three solo, 47 assisted)…tallied two of the three solo stops at San Diego State…assisted on a career-best five blocks against Colorado…added 48 digs…earned a career-best seven digs against Arkansas State…recorded assists against Fresno State and Boise State (one each).
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Polytechnic High School…coached by Leland McGrath…three-year letterwinner in volleyball…member of the 2010 CIF championship team that finished second at the state meet…also a member of the 2009 squad that advanced to the semifinals of the conference playoffs…made the varsity team as a sophomore and became a starter as a junior…maintained a 3.6 overall GPA during all four years…competed at the club level for TCA…coached by Mike Hinton…competed on the 16s Open team that finished second at the 2009 Junior Olympics in Miami…also played on teams that won a qualifier in 16 Open (2009) and 17 Open (2010).
PERSONAL: Full name is Akokwe Felicia Clement…nickname is “Felicia”...daughter of Francis and Bamidele Clement…has three older siblings, Foli, Knayi and Niki…majoring in management…future career plans include working in the acquisitions field...served as Character Officer for squadron and Alpha Flight Assistant Squadron Commander…attended the Academy’s Prep School…hobbies include longboarding and watching movies...worked in the Cadet Wing Command Center over the summer...also took two academic classes…greatest personal moments in sports are recording the last kill in the Junior Olympics during the semifinal match against Mizuno Long Beach and being a part of the high school team that advanced to the state championships…member of Cadet Squadron 08.