UNLV: Nicole enters her first season as a libero for the UNLV Rebels.
KEELEY ON OKADA: "Nicole is an outstanding defensive player who will improve our ball handling. She s an easy-going, fun loving teammate."
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Haw., in 2003... Helped lead Roosevelt High School to a sixth-place finish at state her senior year of high school... Was named her team's MVP in 2003... Was an honorable-mention all-state selection in 2002 and in 2003... Lettered in basketball four years as well as once in softball.
PERSONAL: Born July 9, 1986 in Honolulu, Hawaii.... daughter of Andrew and Clarice Okad... has an older sister (Tiffany, 24) and an older brother (Dustin, 21)... plans to major in sports injury management... hobbies include beading and basketball.