Akiu named Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week

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University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball player Reyn “Tita” Akiu earned her first career Big West Defensive Player of the Week award after tallying 70 digs in three matches en route to being voted to the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge all-tournament team. Akiu, a senior transfer, came home to play her final season for the Rainbow Wahine after spending her first three collegiate seasons at Texas Tech.
 
Akiu averaged 5.38 digs per set to help the ‘Bows finish second in this past weekend’s tournament with a 2-1 record. She was voted to the all-tournament team after the 5-foot-3 libero recorded a UH career-high 22 digs against Idaho. She then upped her career-best to 26 scoops one night later versus Portland. Akiu finished the tournament with 22 more digs against the Aztecs. She also added seven assists and two service aces in the tournament.
 
The Rainbow Wahine have a short week as they take on No. 12 Oregon this Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14. UH will also host its annual Alumnae Game prior to Friday night’s match vs. the Ducks.

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