University of Hawaii women’s volleyball middle blocker Amber Igiede was named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
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At 13-1 in Big West Conference play and 16-6 overall, the Rainbow Wahine are in sole possession of first place in the conference, but UC Santa Barbara is not far behind with a 12-2 conference record with six conference games remaining for each team.
Hawaii returns home for a pair of matches this weekend at SImpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center, starting with UC Irvine on Friday at 7 p.m.
UH closes out its regular season on Nov. 27 against USCB in a game that could decide the conference champion and automatic NCAA Tournament bid.