Talia Edmonds (Michigan State transfer) was signed by the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball squad on Thursday. She is a 5-foot-7 libero/defensive specialist.
Edmonds was the Michigan State starter for their first 16 matchs last season. She also led the Spartans with 238 digs. Edmonds also had 13 aces last season and 25 during her four-year career.
Due to an injury, she was unable to play in the 2019 season. She will now join the Rainbow Wahine as a junior.
In December, Edmonds graduated from Michigan State. She is currently enrolled in UH’s social work master’s program.
Elizabeth “Peka” (Malae) Edmonds, her mother, is in the Hawaii Hilo Vulcan Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1981 she was a member of the AIAW national championship team, as well as four NAIA national titles from 1981-1984.
Talia Edmonds was born in Michigan and would make frequent trips to Hawaii to see her family. She also would attended Rainbow Wahine summer volleyball camp.
Robyn Ah Mow, UH coach, stated in a school release that “Talia is a proven leader who represents the type of person and student-athletes we want to add to the Rainbow Wahine culture. She will provide immediate experience, leadership and competitive drive. We cannot wait to hit the ground running in the gym and let the competition unfold in our back court.”