Posted at 11:57 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2006
UH volleyball's Hakala receives first-team honor
By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) made the selections.
"Lauri Hakala is a true student-athlete," UH coach Mike Wilton said. "He's our poster player for academics."
Hakala's cumulative grade-point average (3.88) is nearly as high as his kills-per-game average (3.97). As a second-year junior, Hakala was the Warriors' starting opposite attacker.
Hakala is spending the summer in his hometown in Finland. He is scheduled to earn a bachelor's degree in May 2007, the end of his sixth semester at UH.
Four other members of the 2006 Warriors have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0 middle blocker Kyle Klinger (3.66), opposite attacker Johnny Matt Bender (3.28), outside hitter Eric Kalima (3.18) and libero Ernie Vidinha. Bender graduated two weeks ago.