Hilo’s Carvalho, Manu-Olevao Earn All-Big West Academic Honors

January 19, 2015, 5:45 PM HST
* Updated January 20, 6:44 AM
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University of Hawai’i juniors Erin Carvalho and Tai Manu-Olevao were named to the 2014 Big West Academic All-Conference list for the fall sports season.

Carvalho, a graduate of Kamehameha-Hawai’i, competes on the Rainbow Wahine cross country team. She also earned the honor during her sophomore season. She has earned the same award during the spring season as a member of the women’s track-and-field squad.

Volleyball standout Manu-Olevao graduated from Punahou School on Oahu. She made the All-Conference Academic list for the first time this season.

In order to qualify for the achievement, athletes must obtain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, complete at least one year of academic work at their institution, and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s events.

In total, 203 student-athletes from nine schools across the Big West Conference qualified for the fall academic awards, covering men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s cross country.

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