Vulcans Student-Athletes Once Again Set New Academic Marks - Hawai'i Hilo Vulcans Athletics (2024)

HILO, Hawai'i – Vulcans student-athletes once again set new all-time academic marks by posting a 3.284 combined grade point average for the 2023-24 school year. Additionally, 160 honorees were recognized on the Academic All-PacWest Team for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher.

This year's combined GPA mark bests last year's record of 3.246 with 127 Vulcans named to the Academic All-PacWest Team.

Hawai'i Hilo ranked No. 8 among all other Pacific West Conference members. Point Loma repeated as recipient of the PacWest Conference Academic Achievement Award with a 3.52 GPA.

On the broader scale, all conference members combined to post the highest number of Academic All-PacWest Team honorees at 1,900 total — topping last year's mark of 1,822. The Vulcans contributed six of the PacWest's record-setting 125 total of 4.0-GPA achieving student-athletes.

The Hawai'i Hilo Men's Golf team was one of four PacWest Conference Champions to also finish atop their respective sport's conference leaders with eight Academic All-PacWest Team selections (tying with HPU and Chaminade). The other academic-achieving conference champs were Azusa Pacific Women's Basketball, Biola Women's Golf and Concordia University Irvine Softball.

ACADEMIC ALL-PACWEST TEAM

To qualify, student-athletes have to achieve at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, completed at least two semesters at their institution and participated in regular-season competition in one of the 15 PacWest sponsored sports.

This year, the highest men's team total was Azusa Pacific Baseball with 31.Track & Field squads from Concordia University Irvine and Biola followed shortly behind with 30 honorees each. For the women, Point Loma Track & Field had a total of 45 scholar-athletes.

Totaling all sports in which each school competed, Biola led the way with 239 PacWest All-Academic members, followed by CUI (229).

» Nick Agacki | Sr. | Cave Creek, Ariz. | Communication - 3.04
» Patrick Atkinson | Jr. | Monte Rio, Calif. | Geography - 3.41
» Kyle Casados | Jr. | Phoenix, Ariz. | Mathematics - 3.30
» Gabe Childs | Sr. | Caldwell, Idaho | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.91
» Mason Cook | So. | Farmington, Utah | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 4.00
» Luke Dickson | Jr. | Phoenix, Ariz. | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.67
» Connor Dougal | Jr. | Surprise, Ariz. | Administration of Justice - 3.30
» Mark Fedro | Fr. | Irvine, Calif. | Business Administration - 3.89
» Devin Hayashi | Fr.-R | Pearl City, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.45
» Ty Honda | Sr.-R | Hilo, Hawai'i | Communication - 3.23
» Kein Iwata | Sr. | Tokyo, Japan | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.41
» Trent Jackson | Sr. | Kent, Wash. | Communication - 3.31
» Jake Liberta | Sr.-5 | Tempe, Ariz. | Sociology + Business Administration – Applied Economics - 3.35
» Bryce Lindberg | Jr. | Shoreline, Wash. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.48
» Braden Lowe | Fr.-R | La Crescenta, Calif. | Business Administration – Finance - 3.71
» Kiyo Perry | Sr. | Kane'ohe, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.56
» Arthur Soto | Jr. | Scotts Valley, Calif. | Communication - 3.68
» Tyrus Stephens | Fr.-R | Nanakuli, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.02
» JP Tilley | Sr. | Kaimuki, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.12
» Blake Tweedt | Sr. | Red Bluff, Calif. | Business Administration - 3.46
» Bryce Tweedt | Sr. | Red Bluff, Calif. | Communication - 3.36
» Chris Varljen | Sr. | Georgetown, Texas | Psychology - 3.47
» Eamon Velarde | Sr.-5 | Yreka, Calif. | Marine Science - 3.11
» Brandon Wada | Fr. | Honolulu, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 4.00
» Christian Wood | Sr. | San Diego, Calif. | Communication - 3.62
» James Yamasaki | Sr. | Honolulu, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.83
» Bradyn Yoshida | Sr.-6 | Makakilo, Hawai'i | Communication - 3.20

» Jarin Edwards | So. | Oakland, Calif. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.39
» Charles Higby Jr. | Fr. | Salt Lake City, Utah | Marine Science - 3.12
» Jake Kosakowski | Jr.-R | Chicago, Illinois | Anthropology - 3.89
» Zoar Nedd | Sr.-6 | Kapolei, Hawai'i | Linguistics - 3.43
» Nadjrick Peat | Jr. | Alexandria, Jamaica | Business Administration – Finance - 3.33
» Telryn Villa | Fr.-R | Hau'ula, Hawai'i | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.75
» Cameron Wall | Jr. | Folsom, Calif. | Business Administration – Finance - 3.91
» Drew Yezbak | Sr. | Yorba Linda, Calif. | Business Administration - 3.36

» Keirstyn Agonias | So. | Pahoa, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.40
» Kaile Cruz | So. | Milpitas, Calif. | Biology - 3.95
» Jeniece Harmon | Jr. | Fresno, Calif. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.68
» Melanie Hiu | So. | Gresham, Ore. | Biology - 3.92
» Erica Ingram | Jr. | El Dorado Hills, Calif. | Administration of Justice - 3.80
» Kamalu Kamakawiwoole | Sr.-5 | Kaimuki, Hawai'i | Business Administration – Finance - 3.48
» Kendall Oda | Fr. | Torrance, Calif. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.51

» Odessa Arce | Fr. | Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation, Wisc. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.61
» Megan Donovan | Sr. | Encinitas, Calif. | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.62
» Olivia Jarvis | Gr. | Oceanside, Calif. | Tropical Conservation Biology - 3.86
» Cloud Rodin | Jr. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Agriculture - 3.73
» Keely Rooker | So.-R | Portland, Ore. | Environmental Science - 3.81
» Aurea Streadbeck | Sr. | 'Ewa Beach, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.71

» Ben Crinella | Fr. | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Business Administration - 3.27
» Nicholas Gomez | Sr.-5 | Fountain Valley, Calif. | Business Administration – Management - 3.57
» Ethan Hironaga | Jr. | Kea'au, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.69
» Junsu Im | So. | Daejeon, South Korea | Business Administration - 3.42
» Dysen Park | Fr. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Communication - 3.48
» Jordan Sato | So. | Honolulu, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.46
» Jacob Torres | So.-R | 'Aiea, Hawai'i | Chemistry - 3.69
» Kevin Yamash*ta | Fr. | Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i | Chemistry - 3.48

» Trinity Ledgerwood | So. | Honolulu, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.47
» Kailey Oki | Jr. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Psychology - 3.98
» Elle Otani | So. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.87
» Isabella Ranches | So. | San Diego, Calif. | Business Administration – Finance - 3.87
» Kiersten Saludares | So. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.39

» Takato Awai | So.-R | Osaka, Japan | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.89
» MarcAnthony Cabrera | Sr.-5 | Honolulu, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.40
» Ethan Downey | Fr. | Temecula, Calif. | Undeclared - 3.05
» Adam Frank | So. | Reno, Nev. | Business Administration - 3.68
» Gabriel Gallardo | Jr. | Anaheim Hills, Calif. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.61
» Koki Hamada | So. | Kita, Tokyo, Japan | Business Administration - 3.67
» Andrew Holley | Jr. | Grand Blanc, Mich. | Business Administration - 3.56
» Palli Ingvason | So. | Akureyri, Iceland | Business Administration - 3.78
» Shudai Ito | So. | Morioka, Japan | Accounting - 3.74
» Justin Koerner | Fr. | Clearwater, Fla. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.84
» Colby Lee | Jr. | Ogden, Utah | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.58
» David Mayser | Jr. | Munich, Germany | Communication - 3.97
» Ronan McFarland | Fr. | San Diego, Calif. | Undeclared - 3.01
» Andrew Rehedul | Sr.-5 | El Paso, Texas | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.20
» Bryan Schraier | So. | Foothill Ranch, Calif. | Business Administration – Finance - 3.06
» Christian Souza | Sr. | Kapolei, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.04
» Joseph Torres | Sr. | Murrieta, Calif. | Communication - 3.11
» Brian Trujillo | Jr. | Palmdale, Calif. | Business Administration - 3.32
» Tom Vorkastner | Sr. | Tangstedt, Germany | Business Administration - 3.84

» Teani Arakawa | Jr. | Makawao, Hawai'i | Business Administration – Finance - 3.58
» Phoebe Barnes | Jr. | La Crescenta, Calif. | Biology - 4.00
» Alia Bournay | So. | Northville, Mich. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.74
» Jacelyn Cambra | Jr. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Biology - 3.78
» Majae De Leon | Sr. | Elk Grove, Calif. | Psychology - 3.39
» Megan Donovan | Sr.-5 | Encinitas, Calif. | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.62
» Jazlynn Ellis | Jr.-R | Parker, Colo. | Communication - 3.80
» Oceana Garcia | Sr. | Albuquerque, N.M. | Biology - 3.27
» Filippa Graneld | Sr. | Stockholm, Sweden | Geography + Environmental Science - 3.99
» Annie Haglund | Sr. | Horby, Sweden | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.49
» Adree Johnson | Sr. | Huntsville, Utah | Sociology - 3.82
» Courtney Linn | So. | Guelph, Ontario, Canada | Marine Science - 3.38
» Zariah Nogales | Sr.-5 | Placentia, Calif. | Political Science + Administration of Justice - 3.70
» Alyssa Padron | Sr. | San Pedro, Calif. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.64
» Jordan Parrish | Sr. | Pinole, Calif. | Administration of Justice - 3.37
» Myah Patterson | Fr.-R | Colorado Springs, Colo. | Agriculture - 3.93
» Keely Rooker | So.-R | Portland, Ore. | Environmental Science - 3.81
» Samy Sierra | Jr.-R | Long Beach, Calif. | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.67
» Nanea Wall | Sr.-5 | Kealakekua, Hawai'i | Agriculture - 3.52
» Kierstyn Yamamoto | Sr.-R | Kea'au, Hawai'i | Biology + Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.46

» Chenoa Cainglit | Fr. | Kapolei, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.71
» Mia Joaquin | Fr. | Waikoloa, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.18
» Ke'alohi Markham | Fr. | Pearl City, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.58
» Lauren Otsubo | Fr. | Kahului, Hawai'i | Agriculture - 4.00
» Kanoe Piltz | So. | Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i | Biology - 3.15
» Madison Rabe | So. | Waipi'o, Hawai'i | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.70
» Chloe Sales | Jr. | 'Ewa Beach, Hawai'i | Administration of Justice - 3.03
» Maya Lee Saneishi | Sr.-6 | Wahiawa, Hawai'i | Bachelor of Business Administration - 3.45
» Linsea Strauch | Fr. | Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. | Undeclared - 3.90
» Lexie Tilton | So. | Mililani, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.92
» Rayna White | So. | Mililani, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.12

» Lamar Bartley | Sr.-5 | London, England | Psychology - 3.47
» Filippo Di Perna | Jr. | Imola, Italy | Business Administration - 3.18
» Yu Jhe Du | Jr. | New Taipei City, Taiwan | Business Administration – Management - 3.63
» Jacob Gailey | So. | Mineral Bluff, Ga. | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.26
» Luca Matheiowetz | Sr. | Olching, Bavaria, Germany | Business Administration – Finance + Accounting - 3.88
» Ryo Minakata | Sr.-5 | Kobe, Japan | Business Administration - 3.00
» Coby Pearce | Jr.-R | Ottawa, Canada | Business Administration – Marketing - 3.36

» Julia Barden | Sr. | Toh Tuck, Singapore | Psychology - 3.84
» Hana Hofmanova | Fr. | Unhost, Czech Republic | Marine Science - 3.97
» Akari Ichikawa | Jr. | Shiga, Japan | Psychology - 3.30
» Hikari Osaki | Sr. | Hirakata, Osaka, Japan | Business Management - 3.14
» Cami Oyama | Jr. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Psychology - 4.00
» Satoho Toriumi | Sr. | Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan | Business Administration - 3.36

» Isabella Aguinaldo | So. | Hilo, Hawai'i | Agriculture - 3.14
» Madelyn Blandford | Jr. | Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i | Business Administration - 3.57
» Kamryn Childs | Sr. | Syracuse, Utah | Communication - 3.55
» Chloe Culanding | Sr. | Chesapeake, Va. | Biology - 3.75
» Baylee Goeas Galdeira | Fr. | Kane'ohe, Hawai'i | Political Science - 4.00
» Isabella Hadaller | Fr.-R | Kelso, Wash. | Psychology - 3.89
» Tani Hoke | Sr. | Kailua, Hawai'i | Political Science - 3.82
» Imani Lee | So. | Hacienda Heights, Calif. | Psychology - 3.93
» Nikki Logan | Sr. | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Biology - 3.31
» Erynn Munoz | Fr. | Mission Viejo, Calif. | Psychology - 3.74
» Emerson Reinke | So. | Arvada, Colo. | Communication - 3.94
» Raelee Samio | Jr. | Kekaha, Hawai'i | Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences - 3.23

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Players Mentioned

#13 Adree Johnson

F
5' 4"
Senior

#11 Kierstyn Yamamoto

D
5' 5"
Senior (Redshirt)

#3 Megan Donovan

F
5' 7"
Senior (Fifth Year)

#5 Nanea Wall

F
5' 6"
Senior (Fifth Year)

#5 MarcAnthony Cabrera

MF/D
6' 0"
Senior (Fifth Year)

#17 David Mayser

MF
6' 0"
Junior

#9 Andrew Rehedul

MF/F
5' 9"
Senior (Fifth Year)

#22 Joseph Torres

D/MF
5' 9"
Senior

#27 Zariah Nogales

MF/F
5' 3"
Senior (Fifth Year)

#22 Nikki Logan

OPP
6' 1"
Senior

Players Mentioned

#13 Adree Johnson

5' 4"
Senior
F

#11 Kierstyn Yamamoto

5' 5"
Senior (Redshirt)
D

#3 Megan Donovan

5' 7"
Senior (Fifth Year)
F

#5 Nanea Wall

5' 6"
Senior (Fifth Year)
F

#5 MarcAnthony Cabrera

6' 0"
Senior (Fifth Year)
MF/D

#17 David Mayser

6' 0"
Junior
MF

#9 Andrew Rehedul

5' 9"
Senior (Fifth Year)
MF/F

#22 Joseph Torres

5' 9"
Senior
D/MF

#27 Zariah Nogales

5' 3"
Senior (Fifth Year)
MF/F

#22 Nikki Logan

6' 1"
Senior
OPP
Vulcans Student-Athletes Once Again Set New Academic Marks - Hawai'i Hilo Vulcans Athletics (2024)

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