UH football: Spring grades

Steven Lakalaka

There were 36 Warriors who earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the recently completed spring semester. In addition, there were three Warriors who had 2.98 GPAs.

Long-snapper Noah Borden and running backs Genta Ito and Steven Lakalaka each posted 4.0 GPAs. Lakalaka, who earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology on May 13, plans to take courses toward his goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.

“There’s a group that did very well,” UH coach Nick Rolovich said. “There’s also a handful of guys that did extremely poorly, and that affected our whole team’s GPA.”

The Warriors’ cumulative GPA was 2.73.

“I’m disappointed in the guys who didn’t take the challenge to have their best semester,” Rolovich said. “It’s like a game. There are six, eight guys who didn’t do hardly anything and think they should win. Our whole team loses because our goal was not met.”

Rolovich said there will be “consequences” for players who did poorly academically.


  1. tom May 23, 2017 8:08 am


  2. orioles4eva May 23, 2017 8:26 am

    Another beautiful day in Hawaii nei.

  3. Ipu Man May 23, 2017 8:34 am

    For the guys who did poorly, try taking courses
    more up their alley, like coaching, or basket weaving.

  4. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2017 9:52 am

    For those who did not do well, the disappointment is the spring was the offseason, so there very few conflicts with football-related activities (although getting up for the 6 a.m. workouts wasn’t easy)

  5. Manoa Mist May 23, 2017 10:05 am

    Always my favorite column to see footballers who used their scholarship to earn a degree. That’s what it’s really all about. Also want to mention we saw a bunch of UH football players at Zippys having lunch in the restaurant. I recognized a couple guys. They sat in the table next to us. They were all respectful, seemed like good guys – even though a lot of them are just huge dudes. I’ve seen athletes who act up and think they’re all that in public, but not this group. Rolo is picking good kids to represent us, and they deserve our support.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2017 10:10 am

    Scholar Athletes is the name of this game! Take the grades as a competition and the work gets easier. Congrats to the Warriors who did well!

  7. Derek May 23, 2017 10:14 am

    Does the team GPA is based on scholarship players or does it includes walk-ons too?

    Consequesnces! Demotion on the depth chart perhaps, extra mandatory study hall, extra tutoring, time away from team activities and more towards academics, probation, temporary suspensions, more follow up by coaches, guidance couselors, with teaches and instructors. Increased periodic progress checks. Mandatory attendance to classes and sit in the front row, etc. etc. When you come down to it, it’s up to the players. As they say, you can take the horse to the well, but you can’t make it drink.

  8. Mytake May 23, 2017 10:19 am

    Give athletes a break on the grades. Their the only students IMO that are required to double major. Athletics should be considered a major. Most have professional leagues they can tryout for. Whats the difference between an athletic major and a dance major? Making athletes take another major is like making a journalist major play football and get a passing grade. Sports is no longer an extra curricular activity. Sports is a profession.

  9. Maddog50 May 23, 2017 10:59 am

    The consequences may be eligibility. Not sure what minimum is but 12 credit hours and 2.0 gpa is minimum performance-failure to meet this criteria prior to fall means academic suspension. Could be cleared with summer session

  10. 808WarriorFan May 23, 2017 12:27 pm

    Glad to see there will be “consequences” for the players who did not do well academically … way to go ‘Rolo …


  11. Andrew May 23, 2017 1:12 pm


    Yes adding on athletics to any major is time consuming and difficult, but keep in mind also that in the semester that their athletic seasons take place, they only taking a minimum amount of credits for the most part. Also before you criticize non athlete students, keep in mind also that many of them work as well, so it’s not like they are only doing school.

  12. kalua pig May 23, 2017 7:22 pm

    Jaimie tago and kennedy,was up?

  13. Inyoface May 23, 2017 8:07 pm

    Another bowl season will give the MWC more consideration into canceling the travel subsidies.

  14. amela May 23, 2017 8:16 pm

    I think you can add Tago to the list. Any player who is below 2.0 probably had a hard time graduating High School. It’s not all that hard unless you’re not use to studying.

  15. Akamai Okole May 23, 2017 10:05 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Keep yer phone in yer pocket. Works for skoo…works for crossing the street.

    Das it

  16. Maddog50 May 24, 2017 6:15 am

    I certainly trust Coach Rolovich to take proper and fair action when issues arise. The season is 94 days away-

  17. cappie the dog May 24, 2017 6:31 am

    Did Coach Trappaso try to recruit Codie Paiva?

    He is 6-0 with 4 saves while sporting a 2.30 ERA.

    If so, why can’t our former players convince their kids to play at their alma mater?

  18. Andrew May 24, 2017 8:31 am


    Sorry but that would never happen unless UH becomes the next Boise State and it is apparent that the league needs UH more than UH needs the league. Without the subsidies, Hawaii would never have been invited.

  19. turfwar May 24, 2017 10:16 am

    And another Greeley joins the UH Ohana! A QB to boot!

  20. Stephen Tsai May 24, 2017 11:24 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=43552

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