116 UH Hilo student-athletes named to All-Pacific West Conference Academic Team

The Vulcans had representatives from all 12 of their teams.

Group of athletes from different sports.

One-hundred-and-sixteen student-athletes at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo were named to the All-Pacific West Conference Academic Team, the conference office announced this week.

The Vulcans had representatives from all 12 of their teams. To qualify for the squad, student-athletes must have a 3.0 or better accumulative grade point average, have spent at least two semesters at their university, and have had to play in at least one game, match or race in 2020-2021.

UH Hilo just missed matching their all-time best of 117 honorees, set last year. In 2018-2019, the Vulcans had 90 student-athletes make the team.

Pat Guillen
Pat Guillen

“We continue to make great strides academically, even during these challenging times,” says Patrick Guillen, athletic director. “Even with having to take classes remotely for the most part, these academic accomplishments highlight the commitment and dedication of our student-athletes and also our coaches and staff in providing the support and resources necessary.”

Ten of the 12 Vulcan teams had over half of the players on their roster make the squad. The UH Hilo women’s cross country team (seven of eight), the men’s tennis squad (seven of eight), the Vulcan men’s golf team (five of six) and the UH Hilo women’s golf team (three of four) had a near 100 percent scholar athlete rate.

Overall, the baseball club had the most named to the All-PacWest Conference Academic Team with 17, followed by softball and men’s soccer with 14. Women’s soccer had 13 and volleyball had ten.

See the Vulcan News website for the full list of UH Hilo PacWest Scholar Athletes.