(KPUA) Corey Kozuma, Rebecca Lee and Kristen Sawada were selected as the 2014 UH Hilo Vulcan Athletes of the Year. Kozuma, a senior golfer, is ranked 12th in the Region and 42nd in the NCAA Division II.
Sawada, a junior golfer, started the year by winning the St. Martins Intercollegiate in the fall and ended with the PacWest Championship title.
Lee, a senior softball player, led the Pac West Conference in batting average, doubles, stolen bases, on base percentage and slugging percentage.
Selected teams of the year were the mens and womens golf programs. Both won their respective conference titles and are headed to the Region tournament. Earning Academic Athlete of the Year awards were tennis player Kainoa Rosa and soccer player Chloe Nishioka.