BYU’s middle blocker Miki Jauhiainen brought his athleticism to the states after a successful volleyball career in his homeland of Finland. During the 2017 BYU season, Miki had nine digs, 41 blocks, and 21 kills. The team opened the 2018 season on Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse against Loyola-Chicago.
Before leaving his homeland, Miki played at the highest club level in Finland for eight years. Miki and his team collected two gold regional finishes in the Southwest Region Championship. At the Junior National Championships, Miki and his team collected two silver medals and he was named to the championship tournament all-star team in 2012, 2015 and 2016.
While Miki values his volleyball career, he also believes his education is equally important.
“I wanted a good education and to play volleyball,” Miki said. “The education system is good in America.”
Miki is studying computer science at BYU. Between volleyball and studying, Miki is usually hanging out with friends, listening to music or watching Netflix.