Hawaii Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball

The Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wāhine beach volleyball team, more commonly known as the Hawaiʻi SandBows, is the beach volleyball team representing the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in NCAA Division I women's play.[2]

Hawaii Rainbow Wahine
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UniversityUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Head coachEvan Silberstein
ConferenceBig West
LocationHonolulu, HI
Home arenaQueen's Beach
NicknameRainbow Wahine
ColorsGreen, black, silver, and white[1]
       
NCAA Tournament appearance
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
Conference tournament champion
2016, 2017, 2018
AVCA Tournament appearance
2014, 2015

HistoryEdit

The university has a rich volleyball tradition. They have had three head coaches since the team's inception in 2012. In 2014 under head coach Scott Wong, they appeared in the NCAA Division I Final Four. During the 2015 season, they ranked first in attendance among all Division 1 volleyball beach programs. The "SandBows" averaged over 330 fans, each, for six home matches. With Collegiate Beach's inception, the Bows have been ranked in every AVCA Top 10 Poll to date.[3] The university plays its home matches in the—five courted—The Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.[4]

Angelica Ljungqvist is (was?) the current head coach of the team. She assumed the role in August 2020 after the indoor and beach programs merged in a financial decision stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Year-by-year resultsEdit

Statistics overview
Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Scott Wong (Big West Conference) (2012–2014)
2012 Scott Wong 4–6 AVCA Pool Play
2013 Scott Wong 5–7
2014 Scott Wong 19–4 3–0 AVCA Semifinals
Scott Wong: 28–17 (.622) 3–0 (1.000)
Jeff Hall (Big West Conference) (2015–2020)
2015 Jeff Hall 18–3 AVCA Quarterfinals
2016 Jeff Hall 18–10 3–0 1st NCAA (4th)
2017 Jeff Hall 28–7 8–1 1st NCAA (3rd)
2018 Jeff Hall 37–5 8–0 1st NCAA (3rd)
2019 Jeff Hall 28–11 7–3 2nd NCAA (4th)
2020 Jeff Hall 7–2 [n 1] T–1st
Jeff Hall: 137–38 (.783) 26–4 (.867)
Angelica Ljungqvist (Big West Conference) (2021–202_)
2021 Angelica Ljungqvist 17–10 11–7 2nd
Angelica Ljungqvist: 17–10 (.630) 11–7 (.611)
Evan Silberstein (Big West Conference) (2022–present)
2022 Evan Silberstein 24–17 9–3 2nd NCAA (T-9th)
Evan Silberstein: 24–17 (.585) 9–3 (.750)
Total: 205–81 (.717)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Season not played past March 1 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Home Court/Practice and Training facilitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campus Signature Examples". University of Hawaii Office of Communications. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  2. ^ http://hawaiiathletics.com/index.aspx?path=wsvb%7C UH Beach, SandBows homepage
  3. ^ http://www.staradvertiser.com/sports/sports-breaking/rainbow-wahine-move-up-in-avca-poll Latest AVCA Weekly Ranking
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2016-03-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Beach and Indoor Volleyball Programs Combined". Hawaii Athletics. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  6. ^ "SandBows Split On Season-Opening Saturday". hawaiiathletics.com. Retrieved November 29, 2019.

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