Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball

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Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Volleyball
Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Volleyball athletic logo

UniversityUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
ConferenceBig West
LocationManoa, HI
Head CoachDave Shoji (39th year)
ArenaStan Sheriff Center
(Capacity: 10,300)
NicknameHawaii Rainbow Wahine
ColorsGreen and White and Black

             

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Champions
1979, 1982, 1983, 1987
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1974, 1975, 1977, 1988, 1996
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Final Four
1976, 1978, 1980, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Appearances
1974-1991, 1993-2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
Big West: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995; WAC: 1996-2011; Big West: 2012
 
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Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Volleyball
Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Volleyball athletic logo

UniversityUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
ConferenceBig West
LocationManoa, HI
Head CoachDave Shoji (39th year)
ArenaStan Sheriff Center
(Capacity: 10,300)
NicknameHawaii Rainbow Wahine
ColorsGreen and White and Black

             

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Champions
1979, 1982, 1983, 1987
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1974, 1975, 1977, 1988, 1996
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Final Four
1976, 1978, 1980, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Appearances
1974-1991, 1993-2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
Big West: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995; WAC: 1996-2011; Big West: 2012
The Stan Sheriff Center's capacity crowd during a routine NCAA Tournament Match vs. USC (2011)

The Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team is the NCAA Division I women's volleyball team for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The Rainbow Wahine volleyball program remains the second-largest source of financial income for the University of Hawaii athletic department, second only to Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football. Since 1997, the Rainbow Wahine have led the nation in home game attendance, with a cumulative average of more than 6,800 fans per match.[1]

The team has won four national championships: one AIAW title and three NCAA Division I titles. The Rainbow Wahine played in the Big West Conference from 1988 to 1995. They joined the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 1996 and clinched at least a share of the regular-season conference title each year until 2012, when the Rainbow Wahine re-joined the Big West Conference. Hawaii won the WAC Tournament (and the WAC's automatic NCAA Tournament bid) in 1998 and every year between 2001 and 2011 except in 2010, when Hawaii lost in the tournament's final round to the Utah State Aggies.

In addition, the program has made 31 NCAA postseason appearances out of 32 years, only missing the 1992 NCAA tournament. The program has produced Olympians, All-Americans and five individuals named National Player of the Year since 1983.

Notable players[edit]

Program record and history[edit]

YearHead CoachOverall
Record
Conference
Record
Conference
Standing
Postseason
1974Alan Kang9–1AIAW Runners-up
1975Dave Shoji16–2AIAW Runners-up
1976Dave Shoji14–5AIAW 3rd Place
1977Dave Shoji22–5AIAW Runners-up
1978Dave Shoji28–10–1AIAW 3rd Place
1979Dave Shoji36–5AIAW Champions
1980Dave Shoji34–10AIAW 3rd Place
1981Dave Shoji37–2NCAA Regional Final
1982Dave Shoji33–1NCAA Champions
1983Dave Shoji34–2NCAA Champions
1984Dave Shoji33–11NCAA First round
' (PCAA) (1985–1987)
1985Dave Shoji28–1310–63rdNCAA Regional Semifinal
1986Dave Shoji31–715–32ndNCAA Regional Final
1987Dave Shoji37–217–11stNCAA Champions
' (Big West) (1988–1995)
1988Dave Shoji33–318–01stNCAA Runners-Up
1989Dave Shoji29–317–11stNCAA Regional Final
1990Dave Shoji28–616–21stNCAA Regional Semifinal
1991Dave Shoji26–515–32ndNCAA Regional Final
1992Dave Shoji15–1211–74th
1993Dave Shoji19–1113–53rdNCAA Regional Final
1994Dave Shoji25–515–32ndNCAA Regional Semifinal
1995Dave Shoji31–118–01stNCAA Regional Final
' (WAC) (1996–2011)
1996Dave Shoji35–316–01stNCAA Runners-Up
1997Dave Shoji25–814–01stNCAA First round
1998Dave Shoji32–313–11stNCAA Regional Final
1999Dave Shoji29–214–01stNCAA Regional Semifinal
2000Dave Shoji31–216–01stNCAA Final Four
2001Dave Shoji29–613–01stNCAA Regional Semifinal
2002Dave Shoji34–213–01stNCAA Final Four
2003Dave Shoji36–213–01stNCAA Final Four
2004Dave Shoji30–113–01stNCAA Regional Semifinal
2005Dave Shoji27–716–01stNCAA Regional Semifinal
2006Dave Shoji29–615–11stNCAA Regional Final
2007Dave Shoji27–615–11stNCAA Second round
2008Dave Shoji31–415–11stNCAA Regional Final
2009Dave Shoji32–316–01stNCAA Final Four
2010Dave Shoji29–316–01stNCAA Second round
2011Dave Shoji31–216–01stNCAA Regional Semifinal
' (Big West) (2012–present)
2012Dave Shoji27–318–01stNCAA Second round
Total1,112–185–1375–35

Team facts[edit]

Head coach[edit]

Dave Shoji has been head coach of the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team since 1975. As of 2013, he is the winningest Division I women's volleyball head coach.[2] He is a member of the NCAA Volleyball Division 1 25th Anniversary Team.[3] In addition, he has been named the National Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coach's AssociationVCA twice--in 1982 and 2009. He was named Region Coach of the Year nine times and the conference Coach of the Year eleven times.[2] In 2010, he was inducted into the AVCA's Hall of Fame.[3]

League[edit]

Conference[edit]

Home court[edit]

National championships[edit]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA Volleyball Record Book (2005), p. 106–107
  2. ^ NCAA Division I Volleyball 25th Anniversary Team
  3. ^ "Assistant coach helped unite Wahine", Honolulu Star Bulletin, November 10, 1999
  4. ^ The Big West Conference Volleyball Records Book, p. 43
  5. ^ Hawaiʻi Pacific University Athletics Department, Tita Ahuna
  6. ^ Hawaiʻi Pacific University Athletics Department, Volleyball history
  7. ^ Cornell University Athletics Department, Deidre Collins
  8. ^ (Honda-)Broderick Award winners
  9. ^ NCAA Division I Volleyball 25th Anniversary Team
  10. ^ University of Hawaiʻi Athletics Department, Marilyn Moniz-Kahoʻohanohano

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