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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo softball player Jayda Favela and baseball player Vance Oshiro earned KTA Super Stores Superstars of the Week awards for April 19–May 2.

Favela, a sophomore, closed the 2023 season by batting 9 for 17 (.529) in the Vulcans’ last four games against Chaminade University and Hawaiʻi Pacific University (HPU). She scored four runs with four RBI while recording two putouts and 15 assists (1.000 fielding) at shortstop. Favela helped drive in the game-tying run in a 7-6 extra-inning win over Chaminade on April 22 before knocking in the game-winning run in a 3-1 victory over HPU on April 23.

Oshiro, a sophomore second baseman, closed UH Hilo’s final eight games batting .333 with three RBI and four runs scored. He also turned two double plays in recording 10 putouts and 15 assists (.926 fielding). Oshiro brought in the winning run on a four-pitch bases-loaded walk against HPU on April 21.

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

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