Kagawa Named to HHSAA’s Hall of Honor
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car / Hawai`i High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor for 2013 will feature a familiar name to Big Island sports fans.
Shaun Kagawa, a three sport athlete in football, basketball, and tennis, is the lone representative of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation in the class of 12 student-athletes from across the state.
Kagawa was the team captain for all three sports this past season. On the gridiron, he received all-state first team honors as a defensive back and was an all-BIIF first team selection on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball this year. He was also a first-team all-BIIF player in 2011 on both sides of the ball.
In basketball, the athletic Kagawa was named the BIIF’s Player of the Year in the 2011-2012 season and was an all-state selection in the same year.
The sport that goes widely unnoticed in Kagawa’s resume is tennis. He qualified for the BIIF and state tennis tournaments as a doubles competitor in each of his first three years. In his senior season, he reached the second round of the state tournament in singles before falling to Iolani’s Daisuke Nakayama. He was an all-state tennis selection in his junior year.
Kagawa has committed to Army to continue his football career. He is on a short list of students from Kamehameha-Hawai`i to be named to the Hall of Honor. Past inductees include Kolten Wong (2008) and Reece Alnas (2007).
According to the HHSAA, the nomination criteria is mainly based on athletic accomplishments. Other important aspects are looked at, including character, sportsmanship, academic record and community service.
All 12 of this year’s inductees will be honored at a ceremony held on June 9 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Each student will also receive a $2,000 scholarship from title sponsor Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
2013 Enterprise Rent-A-Car / HHSAA Hall of Honor Class
Raion Black, Christian Academy (track and field)
Keelan Ewaliko, Baldwin (football, track and field, soccer)
Michael Fisher, Hawai`i Baptist (volleyball)
Kawe Johnson, Kahuku (football, basketball, track and field)
Shaun Kagawa, Kamehameha-Hawai`i (football, basketball, tennis)
Carly Kan, Punahou (volleyball, track and field)
Alex Masaquel, `Iolani (basketball, softball)
Dane Pestano, Kamehameha-Kapalama (wrestling, judo)
Bree Rapoza, Kamehameha-Kapalama (wrestling, judo)
Renny Richmond, Seabury Hall (swimming)
Isaac Savaiinaea, Punahou ‘(football, track and field)
Aofaga Wily, Kahuku (football)