Men's Volleyball and David Ige

Gov. David Ige recognized the Rainbow Warrior volleyball team and coaches on May 8 at the State Capitol. 

The University of Hawai'i men's volleyball team was honored with recognition certificates for its accomplishments this season from Gov. David Ige on Wednesday morning at the State Capitol.

"All of your efforts over the season truly brought excitement and honor to the state, really it definitely was an epic season in many, many different ways," Ige said.

UH set an NCAA record of 74-straight sets won, a new program record of 25-straight matches won, and clinched its first ever Big West Conference title. Four 'Bows were also named to the All-America first team and five to the All-Big West Conference first team.

UH made its third national championship appearance, and first since 2002.

"We as observers, and as fans, and as people of the State of Hawai'i could get the sense that you cared about each other, which I think is something you don't get in programs all across the country," Ige said.

The 'Bows finished the season 28-3 overall and 8-2 in the Big West Conference.