40 Rainbow Warrior & Wahine student athletes graduate


HONOLULU – Forty University of Hawai’i student-athletes and one coach walked among the hundreds of graduates at the Winter Commencement Exercises, held Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. The list includes current and former student-athletes from 13 different sports programs.

The largest segment represented in the program was the football team, which had 13 student-athlete graduates earning their degrees. Baseball was represented by six (6) graduates, as well as former student-athlete and current strength coach Josh Elms, who received his post-graduate degree. Four (4) members of the track and field squad were among the graduates. Men’s swimming and diving and cheer were represented by three (3) graduates apiece, while women’s tennis and men’s golf each sent two (2) for their graduate walk. Men’s basketball, men’s volleyball, sailing, softball, women’s volleyball and water polo each had one (1) graduate walking.

Each of the graduates received an H-logo courtesy of the UH Letterwinners Club and were honored in a pre-graduation reception breakfast along with their families.

Below is the breakdown of student-athletes per sport:

Winter 2016 University of Hawai’i Graduating Student-Athletes
Men’s SportsBaseball (6)Kaeo AliviadoAlan BaldwinAlex HatchMatt Valencia

Stephen Ventimilia (Post-Grad)

Kyle Von RudenBasketball (1)

Dominick Brumfield

Football (13)

Michael Andrade, Jr.

Jeremy CastroPenitito FaalologoJerrol Garcia-WilliamsMakani Kema-KaleiwaheaKalei Letoto

Jonathan Makaiau

Jamal MayoJeremy McClamDamien PackerKory RasmussenJalen RogersIkaika WoolseyGolf (2)Justin Chu

Scott Yamashita

Swimming and Diving (3)Amund Gismervik

Tyler Jewel

Ryan MakutaVolleyball (1)

Zachary Radner

Women’s SportsSoftball (1)Brittany HitchcockSwimming and Diving (1)

Sophie Allin

Track & Field/Cross Country (4)

Alli Cross (Spring)

Caitlyn Foss (Spring)

Adrienne Sylva

Jade VaughanTennis (2)Sarah Gealer

Aglae Van den Bergh (Post-Grad)

Volleyball (1)Katiana PonceWater Polo (1)Katherine Gabayeron
Co-ed SportsCheer (3)

Kellene DeMello (Post-Grad)

David Gilles (Post-Grad)

Cynnamon Stengel

Sailing (1)

Brendan Schenk


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