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Uiato named Big West Player of Week in volleyball

The senior setter helped Hawaii to a 3-0 week

By Cindy Luis

LAST UPDATED: 04:00 p.m. HST, Sep 16, 2013

Senior setter Mita Uiato, who  helped new Hawaii win its third consecutive tournament title last week, was named the Big West Player of the Week in volleyball today.

It was the first weekly honor of Uiato's career and the second time in three weeks that a Rainbow Wahine had been cited.. Senior hitter Emily Hartong was the season's first awardee.

Uiato, selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge, directed the Rainbow Wahine offense to a .314 team hitting percentage as UH swept Portland State and Northwestern, and knocked off Arizona in four sets.

She averaged 11.50 assists and 2.40 digs and 0.50 blocks per set as UH extended its winning streak to six straight matches and improved to 8-1 on the year. Uiato compiled season-highs in both assists (53) and digs (12) against the Wildcats,

Uiato ranks second in the Big West with 10.91 assists per set while the Rainbow Wahine lead the league with a .316 team hitting percentage.

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HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Another in the fine line of Wahine setters Congratulations to Ms. Uiato.
on September 16,2013 | 10:43AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
It's because of Dave.
on September 16,2013 | 10:48AM
areed wrote:
Or Robyn
on September 16,2013 | 12:32PM
HH, I'd say Dave might have some part in her success, but, I don't think I'd lump her entire success into 1 person. It does take a whole team-DOES IT NOT?!
on September 16,2013 | 04:29PM
paniolo wrote:
Congrats Mita. Hope you get many more.
on September 16,2013 | 11:07AM
Grammy wrote:
A fine bit of recognition for a hardworking, hustling, quiet leader of this year's senior laden team. It has been a great joy to have watched her work so hard to overcome things and I think she will go as far in life and in volleyball as she wants. Congratulations, Mita, you earned it and deserve it. Go Wahine!
on September 16,2013 | 11:29AM
Mei mei wrote:
well Deserved !!! Congrats Mita!!!
on September 16,2013 | 12:42PM
donamach wrote:
congrats to the team (players , coaches , personnel and Billy V) all of which makes up Wahine Volleyball. Coach Dave , Scot , Robin do what is necessary to promote team bonding and to make sure the machine runs smoothly. The team does it's best ( the starters and backups) during the game (some try too hard ,at times) but all are contributing----so , GO BOWS , GO WAHINE
on September 17,2013 | 02:49AM
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