The University of Hawaiʻi Hilo Vulcans recognized 66 student-athletes on April 4 at the 2017–18 Student-Athlete Academic Honors Reception at Campus Center.
Student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher, who were with a team through the fall semester, qualified for the award. UH Hilo coaches, athletic staff, faculty members, college deans and Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai were in attendance. Student-athletes were encouraged to invite their favorite professor to help celebrate their achievements.
“It is important to honor our student-athletes that are excelling in the classroom,” said Roxanne Levenson, senior woman administrator and compliance officer. “It’s not easy to carry that kind of GPA while also managing our travel schedule. Much is asked of our student-athletes in the classroom, on the field and in the community.”
All 12 UH Hilo athletic teams had students honored. The women’s soccer team had the highest number of players with a 3.3 GPA or higher with 15, followed by the men’s soccer team with 10. The average GPA in the room was 3.65.
- Baseball: Micah Carter, Austin Inouye, Phillip Steering, Colby Stevens, Dylan Sugimoto, Jaron Sugimoto
- Men’s Basketball: Will Burghardt, Brian Ishola
- Men’s Golf: Adam Chiya, Evan Merrier, Taylor Patrick
- Men’s Soccer: Cassidy Dixon, Conner Ebright, Trenton Hooper, Kyran Johal, Omar Machado, Xahil McDonald, Jeffry Meier, Christian Ohly, Jesus Ortega, Christian Reyes
- Men’s Tennis: Alessandro Giuliato, Ryuta Ogawa, Hugues Renaud, Gregory Zukeran
- Women’s Basketball: Kailani Jones, Alyssa Movchan, Allie Navarette, Kim Schmelz, Safia Sheikh, Sara Schimizu
- Cross Country: Anna Baker Mikkelsen
- Women’s Golf: Anela Dalton, Andi Igawa, Keely Kitamura, Rachel Soans
- Women’s Soccer: Hedda Bjerklund, Hailey Briseno, Bryana-Marie Ebbers, Taylor Greenwood, Jada Macairan, Shantee Martin, Jaime Salas, Kayela Santiago, Sophia Satterlee, Symone Seidewand, Keani Shirai, Amanda Tuttle, Brianna Valencia, Breanna Young
- Softball: Leilani Blair, Billi Derleth, Cyanne Fernandez, Kiarra Lincoln, Jordan Millwood, Darian Obara, Keana Reyes-Burke, Maria Steadmon
- Women’s Tennis: Madeline Bush
- Volleyball: Trixie Croad, Lucy Fitzgerald, Siera Green, Ashton Jessee, Taylor Madrid
Read more at the UH Hilo Athletics website.