UC SANTA BARBARA 2011
Redshirted as a true freshman for the Gauchos during the 2011 season.
Earned four letters at Steele Canyon High for coach Karolyn Kirby ... Finished her career as the school's all-time leader in kills ... Led the county in hitting as a senior and was third in kills ... Her .507 hitting percentage ranked third in the state ... Also compiled 315 assists and 272 digs during her final season ... recorded 32 kills in match against rival Grossmont High School ... Led the Cougars to the Grossmont Conference title in 2011 ... Named league MVP as a senior and All-First Team ... Was also an All-San Diego Section Second Team pick and a San Diego County All-Star Team choice ... Was given the Coaches Award for leadership ... Also was the team's Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 ... Was a three-time Honor Roll member and was part of the school's Cougar Crew (student leadership organization) ... Was honored with the Most Outstanding Speaker Award ... Coordinated the school's Dig Pink campaign ... Played soccer for three years ... Was a part of the Steele Canyon High Pink Ribbon Club for breast cancer ... Was a volunteer at the YMCA.
Played one year for Epic Volleyball Club in Poway, Calif., and two years for Coast Volleyball Club in San Diego ... Helped lead Coast to a third-place finish in Junior Olympics.
Halle Rae Aiken was born on November 21, 1993 in La Mesa, Calif. ... Parents are Jim and Linda Aiken and she has a younger brother, Brady ... Favorite sports team is the San Diego Chargers ... Favorite athletes include San Diego Charger tight end Antonio Gates and the beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor ... Enjoys the beach, camping, travel, skiing and deep sea fishing ... Plans on majoring in communications at SDSU with a minor in public relations ... Aspires to become an agent or work for ESPN.