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UH-Hilo Announces Athletic Awards

May 3, 2016, 1:57 PM HST
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Salim Gloyd (left) and Bailey Gaspar earned the top Athlete of the Year awards at the Vulcan Awards Banquet. Director of Athletics Pat Guillen (right) presented the awards. UH-Hilo photo.

Salim Gloyd (left) and Bailey Gaspar earned the top Athlete of the Year awards at the Vulcan Awards Banquet. Director of Athletics Pat Guillen (right) presented the awards. UH-Hilo photo.

The University of Hawai’i at Hilo athletic department recognized its graduating seniors and outstanding athletes on Monday night at the school’s annual Vulcans Awards Banquet.

Topping the list of student-athletes to receive recognition was Salim Gloyd and Bailey Gaspar, named the school’s Athletes of the Year.

Gloyd, who played for one year on the men’s basketball team, was named to the All-PacWest First Team and was awarded the PacWest Newcomer of the Year honor. He averaged a conference-leading 22.9 points per game and grabbed 8.6 rebounds per contest.

Gaspar, a sophomore softball player from Vancouver, Wash., led the PacWest conference with a .506 batting average and .807 slugging percentage. She was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 29.

Softball was recognized with the Ramon Goya Team of the Year award, posting a 32-17 overall record and 21-9 conference mark.

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University of Hawai’i at Hilo Athletic Awards

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Male Athlete of the Year – Salim Gloyd (men’s basketball)

Female Athlete of the Year – Bailey Gaspar (softball)

Ramon Goya Team of the Year – Softball

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Sakai and Harue Wakakuwa Female Academic Athletes of the Year – Alia Alvarez (women’s basketball) and Kailah Buchanan (women’s soccer)

Joe and Harriet Estrella Male Academic Athlete of the Year – Micah Carter (baseball)

Academic Team of the Year – Women’s Tennis

Team Community Engagement/Service Award – Cross Country

Volunteer of the Year – Volleyball assistant coach Eddie Kalima

Vulcan Booster of the Year – Ed Torrison

Pure Vulcans – Jordan Kumasaka (baseball), Randan Berinobis (men’s basketball), Felicia Kolb (women’s basketball), Kaylee Rapoza (cross country), Kyeton Little (men’s golf), Kristen Sawada (women’s golf), Cassidy Dixon (men’s soccer), Tiera Arakawa (women’s soccer), Maria Steadmon (softball), Ryan Torio (men’s tennis), Kinsey Volkart (women’s tennis), Shelby Harguess (volleyball)

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