Robyn Ah Mow-Santos

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Robyn Ah Mow-Santos
Personal information
Full name Robyn Mokihana Ah Mow-Santos
Born (1975-09-15) September 15, 1975 (age 42)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Volleyball information
Position Setter
Current club Volero Zurich
Number 2
Years Teams
2007–08 Volero Zurich
National team
1999–2008 United States

Robyn Mokihana Ah Mow-Santos (perf, born September 15, 1975) is the head coach of the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team and a former American indoor volleyball player.[1] She is a setter on the USA national team and played at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Athens Olympics, and also played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, helping Team USA to a silver medal. She worked as an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team until 2016, the 2015 season being most notable (for beginnings). And additionally, as of 2017, she’s head coaching a 15’s team at Na Keiki Mau Loa Volleyball Club.

Personal life[edit]

Ah Mow was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Talmage and Lovina Ah Mow, and has two brothers, Kekoa and Tyson, and two sisters, Dara and Arlene. She is married to Niobel Rafael Santos, former amateur athlete who is now a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and has served three tours in Iraq. They have a son Jordan Nohili, who was born on February 2, 2003, and a daughter, Jream Puanani Maria, who was born August 1, 2010.


Ah Mow-Santos attended college at the University of Hawai'i from 1993-1996 where she was a two-time AVCA First Team all-American. As a setter, she helped Hawai'i to the 1996 NCAA Championship match, losing to Stanford. She attended Mckinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Professional and Olympic career[edit]

She started to do some international competition with the USA national team in 1999, setting in seven games at the NORCECA championships and playing in 13 sets at the World Cup. In 2000, she played in four sets of the Nike Americas’ Volleyball Challenge, helping Team USA qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She set the team to victories over no. 4 China, no. 5 Korea and no. 7 Japan at the Grand Prix. At the 2000 Olympic Games, she started all seven matches and led the team to a .263 hitting percentage and a fourth-place finish.

In 2001, she earned Most Valuable Player honors at the World Championship Qualification Tournament and was also named the "Best Setter" at the NORCECA Zone Championships and played professionally for Castelo de Maia in Portugal.

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, she was the starter and the team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals.

In her career, she has set for team USA at the World Grand Prix, the Pan American Cup, NORCECA, the Olympics, the FIVB world cup as well as numerous exhibition tours. More recently, she has set some matches for team USA in their 2008 exhibition pre-Olympic game matches.

Robyn made her third Olympic appearance at the 2008 Summer Olympics, helping Team USA to a silver medal.

Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Robyn Ah Mow-Santos | Athletes". USA Volleyball. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
Preceded by
Brazil Hélia de Souza
Best Setter of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Brazil Marcelle Rodrigues