>> 5 Wahine volleyball players earned all-Big West academic honors Thursday. To be eligible you have to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year, have at least sophomore standing and compete in at least 50 percent of the sport’s contests.
Honored are Kalei Adolpho, Tayler Higgins, Ginger Long, Tai Manu-Olevao and Nikki Taylor.
>> The SandBows added two players Thursday, one for 2015 and one for 2016
Heather Boyan, who just finished her four-year indoor career as a middle at Western Kentucky, will play this season.
Ari Homayun, who is still in high school, won the AAU Under 18 Beach National Championship. She has committed for next year.
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>> Volleyball uses something similar to the automatic baseball and tennis ball serving machine. The angle and speed can be adjusted, usually consistent between 55 and 65 mph.
Kupono Fey was up feeding balls to a couple of liberos. Fey also took some serve-receive reps before practice