HPU Softball Honored at the State Capitol

March 04, 2011

The Hawai‘i Pacific University softball team was recognized on the floor of the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives March 3 at noon. The players and coaches were guests of State Rep. Karl Rhoads (D, Chinatown-Downtown).

The women’s softball team won its first-ever NCAA Division II national championship in May 2010. In the championship game, the Sea Warriors came from behind to defeat Valdosta State of Georgia 4-3. The team set a school record (50-8) last season. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association also selected HPU’s softball staff as its Division II Coaching Staff of the Year. Former Hawai‘i Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona proclaimed June 17, 2010, as Hawai’i Pacific University Lady Sea Warriors Softball Day.

The Lady Sea Warriors are currently ranked fifth nationally, and are on track to record their 900th victory.

For more information about HPU softball, visit the HPU Athletics website.


Members of the current HPU softball team stood to be recognized as their names were called in the House Chamber.


Hawaii House of Representative members shake hands with HPU coaches and players.


The HPU softball team received a framed resolution for its accomplishments on the field.


 Rep. Karl Rhoads (D, Chinatown-Downtown) honored the HPU Softball Team and coaches on the House floor during session on March 3.


(Left to Right) HPU Campus Recreation Coordinator Skyler Wilson, HPU Vice President E. Rick Stepien, Rep. Karl Rhoads (D, Chinatown-Downtown), HPU Athletics Director Darren Vorderbruegge, and HPU Sports Information Director Brent Curry all attended the softball recognition at the State Capitol.