Over 100 athletes receive academic honors at Hawai‘i Hilo
More than 100 University of Hawai’i at Hilo student-athletes were honored Monday evening at the fifth annual Student-Athlete Academic Honors Reception at Hale’olelo.
A total of 105 student-athletes across Hawai’i Hilo Athletics’ 12 varsity sports received recognition for achieving a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30.
Fifth-year graduate student Olivia Jarvis from the women’s cross country team served as the scholar-athlete speaker.
“Our coaches teach us on the field, court and trails, but we can’t forget about all the teachers in the classroom and the professors and faculty who support us in our academic journeys,” Jarvis said. “I’d like to thank you for teaching us with passion and love for your subjects, providing helpful resources for all students, responding to our emails, working with us while we are away competing, being patient with our chaotic lives and our brains, being our mentors and offering wisdom, and providing us with many opportunities we could not have earned without you.”
Jarvis earned a bachelor’s in Environmental Science at the end of spring 2022 and is currently working toward a Master of Science in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science at UH Hilo.
In addition to director of athletics Patrick Guillen and chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin, recently appointed director of the College of Business and Economics and men’s soccer assistant coach Todd Inouye also gave an address to the those in attendance.