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U H Hilo mens basketball team

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo men’s basketball team was honored with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Award, given to programs that ended the 2021–22 school year with a team grade point average of 3.0 or better. The Vulcans have had student-athletes make the NABC list in the past, but this is the first time that the entire team earned the honor.

N A B C award

“Our goal is to win in the classroom, in the community and on the court,” said head coach Kaniela Aiona, who will begin his third season leading the program. “We have set the 3.0 GPA as a team goal, and this is another great step forward for us.”

NABC also announced its Honors Court award, which is given to student-athletes who have reached junior, senior or graduate student status and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. For the third year in a row, Vulcan student-athletes Steven Hubbell and Anthony Haskett were on that list.

Overall, five players on the 2021–22 Vulcan team had GPA’s of 3.5 or better. Eight players were at 3.1 and above, pushing Aiona’s team to the Team Academic Award with a GPA of 3.097.

For the full story go to the UH Hilo athletics website.

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