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Beach 'bows return, earn NCAA all-tournament honors

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

What a couple of weeks it's been for the Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball team. Just one week ago they were named the inaugural Big West beach volleyball champs only to be eliminated in the final four of the NC double A tournament over the weekend.

Yesterday, the team returned to the 808 after a post season run that felt more like a roller coaster ride. While they may not have won it all at national championship, they didn't leave completely empty handed.

Hawaii's own Ginger Long and Mikayla Tucker earned first team all tournament honors in Gulf Shores. The bows ended their season ranked fourth nationally, and are the only team that can say they've won a Big West beach volleyball title; which according to head coach, Jeff hall, is plenty to be proud of.

"It was one of our, one of our goals this year was to win the Big West. Obviously, we accomplished that. Hats off to the kids they played amazing. In that moment, [it was certainly really fun. Winning the inaugural big west, there's kind of some history there. So the girls had a blast. Those moments..it's what you live for as a coach and as a player. It's to be in that championship moment and win it all." said Hall. 

Hall says now that the season has ended the team will take a short break. But, added that both he and his squad are eager to get back to the beach and back to work for next season.

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