K T A Superstars graphic Osaki and Eamon

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo women’s tennis player Hikari Osaki and baseball player Eamon Velarde earned KTA Super Stores Superstars of the Week awards for February 22–March 7.

In the Vulcans’ trip to northern California at the end of February, Osaki continued her dominant singles play out of the four-spot with a 6-0, 6-0 win to help UH Hilo to a narrow 4-3 victory over Dominican University on February 27, followed by a 6-0, 6-2 singles win against Academy of Art University on February 28.

Velarde nabbed three wins in three consecutive pitching appearances for victories over Concordia University Irvine (CUI), Biola University and No. 11 Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU). He got the start against CUI and PLNU, and entered in the fifth inning against Biola.

The KTA Superstars award names one male and one female Vulcans student-athlete each week, highlighting their accomplishments from the prior week.

For more, visit hiloathletics.com.