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Over 100 student-athletes receive degrees at University of Hawaii commencement

Over 100 student-athletes receive degrees at University of Hawaii commencement

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

More so than just their athletic accomplishments, 101 student-athletes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa graduated yesterday during Saturday's Spring Commencement Exercises at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Rainbow Wahine swimmer Kira Makuta served as Valedictorian.

Makuta was a three-time 'H Awards' scholar-athlete and was received the top scholar award for swimming this year. She was selected to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) All-Academic team for three-consecutive seasons and helped lead the Rainbow Wahine to three MPSF Championships during her career.

The 2018 graduating group is represented by 47 student-athletes from women's teams, 45 student-athletes from men's teams and nine student-athletes from coed teams.

The largest team represented was the football team, with 16 student-athletes earning their degrees.

The Wahine soccer program had the most graduates among the women’s team, with 10 graduates earning their degrees.

The other teams followed with: baseball (14), men's swimming and diving (8), women's swimming and diving (8), sailing (7), softball (7), women's volleyball (6), track and field/cross country (5), water polo (5), men's basketball (3), women's basketball (2), beach volleyball (2), cheer leading (2), men's golf (2), women's golf (1), men's tennis (1), women's tennis (1), men's volleyball (1).

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