Hawaii defensive specialist Reyn “Tita” Akiu picked up some honors a day after the Rainbow Wahine finished the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge in runner-up position.
UPDATE: Here’s the Star-Advertiser’s breaking on it.
From the Big West this morning:
Reyn Akiu collected her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor as the Hawaii libero averaged 5.38 digs per set to help Hawaii finish 2-1 at the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge.
• Akiu, a transfer from Texas Tech, accumulated 70 digs over the three matches as the Rainbow Wahine defeated Idaho and San Diego State in four sets, while falling to Portland in five sets.
• The 5-foot-3 libero collected a career-high 22 digs against Idaho, then upped her career-best to 26 scoops one night later versus Portland. She finished the tournament with 22 more digs against the Aztecs.
• Akiu also contributed seven assists and two aces on the week.
Natasha Burns nominated for POW, but hard to get it over Cal Poly’s Torrey van Winden
Also, poll out (click here)
BYU No. 1 with 54 votes, Stanford 2 with the other 10. Oregon, Hawaii’s next opponent, moves up six spots from 18 to 12.
Cal Poly up from 22 to 14, UCLA down from 9 to tie for 16.
Minnesota fell from 1 to 7.