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

Hawaii libero Rika Okino, center, celebrated an NCAA tournament win with her teammates on Dec . 7 / Photo by Bruce Asato, Star-Advertiser

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.

UH libero Rika Okino recently received a notable academic honor. / Graphic courtesy UH


  1. Baby-Dude February 12, 2020 5:55 pm

    This young lady have a great future ahead. Congratulations !

  2. Whitey February 12, 2020 6:02 pm

    Congratulations Rika. Well done.

  3. roofer68 February 12, 2020 7:26 pm

    Congratulations Rika. Wishing you a wonderful, happy life.

  4. darkfire35 February 12, 2020 8:03 pm

    Congratulations, Rika! We will truly miss you on the SSC floor but wish you success in your field of endeavor!

  5. Amosilatus February 13, 2020 6:53 am

    Wow–she is amazing! Congratulations!

  6. Aiea 7 February 13, 2020 7:44 am

    yes, she has been amazing. walking on and then becoming a starter shows that she worked really hard and it paid off for her. wish she would come back for her fourth year. she can really help the bows. she definitely was one of the reasons the team was so successful this year. congrats to her for a job well done. Rika you will have a great and successful life and career. We need more Rikas playing for UH teams.

  7. tongo February 13, 2020 10:41 am

    Wow! Impressive in every way. Congrats! How is that even possible when you are a starter on a Div I team?

  8. eMpTy February 13, 2020 5:49 pm

    A great achievement Rika. Congrats… I can see why she wouldn’t play another year since I assume she was not on scholarship and would have to foot the whole cost of another year.

  9. vballfan February 14, 2020 9:19 am

    Terrific accomplishment! Nice way to end her collegiate experience. Congratulations to Rika!

  10. Cindy Luis February 14, 2020 11:18 am

    Again, congratulations to Okino
    new thread up for Friday with UH-Stanford links and Friday’s other matches

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