|College:||Cal State Long Beach|
Oli Keohohou joins the CMS Softball program in 2012, bringing with her an extraordinary depth of experience as a player and a coach.
Her pedigree in the sport was obvious as a youngster playing ASA softball. However, at Brigham Young University, Keohohou exploded onto the national scene and into elite company.
From 2001-2003, she was a two-time finalist for the Honda Award, given to the Collegiate Softball Player of the Year (the Heisman Trophy of NCAA Division I softball). She also earned NFCA First Team All-American honors during three consecutive seasons in Provo.
As a freshman, Keohohou led the nation in batting average (.458) and slugging percentage (.993). She also owns several BYU and Mountain West Conference career and single season records including: homeruns (59), batting average (.458), on base percentage (.636), slugging percentage (.993), and walks (75).
The MWC Player of the Year in 2003, she led the team in every offensive category including: batting average (.426), homeruns (20), RBI's (47), slugging percentage (1.016), on base percentage (.609), and walks (60).
Spending her senior year at Cal State Long Beach, she finished with a .340 batting average, 4 homeruns, and a 1.137 on-base plus slugging percentage in just 23 games, while leading in walks with 27 (1.17 per game). Keohohou graduated from CSULB with a degree in American Studies.
After graduation, Keohohou played five years in the National Professional Fastpitch League where she was a part of two national championship teams, the Akron Racers in 2005 and the Washington Glory in 2007. She holds the NPF All-Time records in homeruns (45 2004-2010), RBI's (140 2004-2010), and slugging percentage (.591 2004-2007) and received All-NPF Team honors from 2006-2009.
Keohohou grew up in a family full of athletes, a few of them superstars like her. Her coaching and private instruction in the game began almost a decade ago. Most recently, she has been at the helm of the SoCal Pumas 16U team in an organization led by her father, renowned coach Gary Keohohou. In addition to teaching the technical elements of the sport, Keohohou coaches the mental game via her acquired wisdom and repertoire of experiences.
Keohohou is excited to join Athena Softball and hopes to add to the strength of the program in her own unique way.