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ON THIS DATE IN 1979: Rainbow Wahine defend No. 1 spot

By Jerry Campany on October 13, 2020

On this date in 1979, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team took an important step toward a national championship. While fans at home were celebrating a 52-3 victory over the Santa Clara football team, Dave Shoji’s Rainbow Wahine were left to ponder what life is like as the top team in the nation. Rocky Elias led Hawaii to an impressive 15-6, 10-15, 15-13 sweep over previously unbeaten Utah State for the championship of the Nissin Tournament in Los Angeles. The Rainbow […]

ON THIS DATE: Rainbow Wahine set tone for 2010 season

By Jerry Campany on September 23, 2020

On this date in 2010, Hawaii did all that it wanted to in a season-opening sweep of Utah State. Kanani Danielson led the way with 15 kills and Chanteal Satele was next with 14. Elizabeth Kaaihue led the way for Hawaii with 15 of the team’s 59 digs. In all, Dave Shoji’s crew hit .235 to Utah State’s .108 and outblocked the Aggies 18-13.

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine sign 6-foot middle Siena Springborn

By Warrior World on April 3, 2020

Robyn Ah Mow has officially added a fourth player to her incoming 2020 class. Siena Springborn, a 6-foot middle/opposite out of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif., was announced by UH on Friday. She was a two-time all-league first-team selection at Newport. “We are very thrilled to have Siena join our team this coming fall,” Ah Mow said in a UH release. “Siena is hard working, versatile and committed to becoming the best player she can be. She […]

Hawaii volleyball: Mahalo and aloha

By Cindy Luis on March 25, 2020

The photo is from 1987 NCAA womens volleyball championship at Blaisdell With future UH broadcaster Tiff Wells It was the start of wonderful times sitting courtside together We have been the only mother-son combo in Sports media for over 10 years ******** Good morning all, Apologize for not putting up an earlier explanation of the blog going dark. I was on the mainland last week for my mother’s funeral and all the abnormalities that went along with trying to do […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Congrats to Rika Okino, UH’s student engineer of the year

By Cindy Luis on February 12, 2020

My apologies for the lateness on this. Rika Okino, the Wahine starting libero last season, has earned the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) Student Engineer of the Year Award for 2020. She is graduating this May with a degree in civil engineering. The Kalani High valedictorian has been a UH Scholar-Athlete the past four years and was an All-Big West academic selection in 2019.

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine sign transfer setter Mylana Byrd

By Cindy Luis on January 10, 2020

Hawaii has signed 6-2 setter Mylana Byrd, who is transferring from Alabama. She is enrolling at UH this spring and will have two seasons to play beginning in fall. From UH: In her two seasons at Alabama, Byrd played in 158 total sets with 844 assists, 81 digs, 80 total blocks (15-solo/65-block assist), and 71 kills. As a freshman, she played in all 32 matches for the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore, she posted a career-high 38 assists in a […]