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Wahine volleyball’s Hewitt skipping senior season


Hawaii’s Brittany Hewitt will not play her senior volleyball season, citing back pain and diminishing passion for the game.

"I never had a huge love for the game, but I enjoyed playing," Hewitt said. "It was not the same as the other girls. I’ve never chosen to play on the weekend, maybe because I didn’t grow up with volleyball. But a majority of it was my body — how much pain my body went through during the season. I figured if I wanted to preserve my body a little bit I better start now."

Hewitt will graduate in May. She redshirted her first year and led the Rainbow Wahine in blocking all three seasons she played, earning all-conference honors

The 6-foot-3 middle blocker from Idaho ranked in the top 20 nationally in blocking those years, leading the NCAA as a sophomore and earning second-team All-America honors.

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