It’s all academic

Harold Moleni
Harold Moleni

Tight end Harold Moleni is the Warriors’ 2015 spring valedictorian, earning a 3.9 grade-point average for the recently completed semester. Moleni, who will be a senior this fall, has a 3.81 cumulative GPA.

Left tackle Ben Clarke, a biology major, earned a 3.83 GPA this past semester.

Quarterback Beau Reilly had a 3.82 GPA.

There were 33 Warriors with a spring GPA of 3.0 or better, including 11 who were at 3.5 or better.

Twenty-nine Warriors have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Marrell Jackson
Marrell Jackson

One of them is safety Marrell Jackson, who has a cumulative GPA of 3.21. Jackson is scheduled to earn a degree in 3.5 years when he graduates in December.


  1. jm2375 June 5, 2015 10:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Good job, Warriors! You guys mo betta den me. I wen grad with a 3.0 avg.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. SteveM June 5, 2015 10:53 am

    Good morning everyone!


    I don’t recall my UH GPA being more than a fraction above a 1960’s peace sign… 🙁

  3. Old School Dave June 5, 2015 11:00 am

    Well done and congrats to the players for their hard work in the classroom! It’s not easy playing, practicing, training, and studying. Like Harold Moleni’s tee shirt, too!

    I remember the days when players used to sleep in and only show up in class on test days. Students who regularly attended class had confused looks on their faces saying, “Are all these people/players in our class?”

  4. jimmy the lock June 5, 2015 11:24 am

    Good job in the classroom and exam time.

    FYI, the 60’s peace sign is a 5. You had more than a 5.0?

  5. jimmy the lock June 5, 2015 11:25 am


  6. Da Punchbowl Kid June 5, 2015 11:28 am

    Nice to see Warriors making the most of their scholies. Student athlete is the key term here. The smarter the team, the better the team, I’m thinking.


  7. SteveM June 5, 2015 12:02 pm

    RE: #4
    Thanks JTL, I like your roman numeral interpretation better. 🙂
    The 60’s — was there, lived with the hippie version in college 🙁

    Wikipedia notes:
    The V sign
    The V sign (U+270C ✌ victory hand in Unicode) is a hand gesture, palm outwards, with the index and middle fingers open and all others closed. It had been used to represent victory during the Second World War. During the 1960s in the USA, activists against the Vietnam War and in subsequent anti-war protests adopted the gesture as a sign of peace…

  8. kawika49 June 5, 2015 12:04 pm

    It was the sum of the digits=2
    Not Roman numerals

  9. st. anthony trojan June 5, 2015 12:18 pm

    Kawika49….n if the middle finger was extended … n the palm inward..with all the other fingers closed…how much is that ? he he he he

  10. 3-Prong June 5, 2015 12:23 pm

    SAT: Das means you #1…

  11. 3-Prong June 5, 2015 12:26 pm

    Ahhhhhhloha Friday! Das #1 too!

  12. Akamai Okole June 5, 2015 1:03 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Way fo’ “make A” Warriors!

  13. Arcumfortis June 5, 2015 2:04 pm

    I can complain about many things regarding coach Chow. But his emphasis on getting his players educated is not one of them. For this he deserves respect and thanks. Now if we could only win a few football games!

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid June 5, 2015 2:26 pm

    There you go Arcumfortis, speaking my thoughts again.

  15. kawika49 June 5, 2015 3:32 pm

    I porget.

  16. Stephen Tsai June 5, 2015 3:40 pm

    I found it interesting that the Warriors — that’s Na Koa, that’s you — pay about half-mllion each year for summer school. That’s a real expense. But it also is a good investment. It means guys like Marrell Jackson, Ne’Quan Phillips and Harold Moleni can graduate in seven semesters, which gets them started on the rest of their lives and saves UH money on an eighth semester.

  17. oneseason June 5, 2015 5:06 pm

    And thanks also to Coach McMackin since he “insisted the Na Koa step up and pay for summer school for our football players” … about 1 minute into video …

  18. oneseason June 5, 2015 5:31 pm

    Heard on 1420 that UH Football season tickets go on sale Monday. The UH Athletics website has a somewhat well hidden page that notes: “Season Tickets go on sale June 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.”
    However, it looks like any football season ticket holder (maybe anyone?) with an ETH account can order Football season tickets online now by going to the “2015 H Club Football and Women’s Volleyball Parking Sale”, then clicking on the “Football Season Tickets” link, then “Find Tickets”. Lots of great seats for sale. Let’s Go Bows!

  19. islandman June 5, 2015 5:37 pm

    90 days to the first UH football game this coming season.

  20. 808warriorfan June 5, 2015 6:12 pm

    NOW IF THEY CAN ONLY WIN ….. !!!!!

  21. beans June 5, 2015 9:20 pm

    Kudos to Moleni.
    I predict that he will have a big year. He is big, and now experienced . Time to show that Haka attitude in the game. Time to be aggressive. Go Bows!

  22. el burro sabio June 5, 2015 9:50 pm


  23. SteveM June 5, 2015 10:49 pm

    Top 25!
    Yes, Coaches McMackin and Chow have emphasized football athlete graduation. The higher GPA’s today are impressive. The academic emphasis is not surprising since Coach Chow is a Ph.D in Education.

  24. hitman June 5, 2015 11:08 pm

    aloha everyone !! one thing for sure about chow as the head coach he has teach all his player this 3 going 4 years about losing on the field and winning in the game of life and going to school and doing your home work !!
    hope this year you get to enjoy the season !! how it you seem to enjoy da last couple game of last season !! smile chow enjoy u worker to hard not to enjoy game your dream job!!

  25. pollypicador June 6, 2015 7:23 am

    Re-Isaiah Bernard

    According to the publisher of S (heaven forbid if I should mention the football site’s name) the Warriors have offered the JC wide receiver a scholarship contingent that the player receive his AA (?). A review of his transcript is scheduled June 18. It seems that the RB and OC coaches like this player. My take: Considering the number of urgent needs the Warriors have, I would have never have guessed it would be a WR the Warriors would be after. But… wait a second. You know something I just scanned the roster. In the last two seasons the Warriors have recruited 1 (’15)+6(’14) WR’s and 3 have departed (?), 1 is on a mission, 1 switched to DB, leaving 2 WR’s that are untested. So, I guess, in foresight this might be a good move after all (?).

  26. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2015 8:15 am

    I think you have the right position but not the right person.

  27. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2015 8:30 am

    New post:

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