UH update

An update on two stories to hit the University of Hawaii athletic department.

 UH update


By Danny Cup Choy

RSN Writer

Tuesday, July 23 2002

Donovan leaves UH

After being turned down in his bid to become the successor to athletic director Hugh Yoshida, associate AD Jim Donovan has decided to leave UH and become the chairman of the ConAgra Hawaii Bowl. Donovan looks to get the inaugural bowl game started, and then evaluate his options at the end of the year. Donovan's primary duties will be to generate ticket sales and sell major corporate sponsorship. With a solid background in marketing, bowl officials see Donovan as the perfect fit.

UH places bid for volleyball tourney

With the desire to bring the premier women's volleyball season-starting event to Hawaii, UH has bid more than $100,000 in the hopes of securing the opportunity to host the NACWAA/State Farm Volleyball Classic for 2003. This is the first time UH has bid for the event.

"I think we have a very good chance; I don't know how anyone can outbid Hawaii," Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano told The Honolulu Advertiser.

The tournament is made up of the top women's teams in the country. The majority of the time, at least half of the participating teams made it to the Final Four the previous year.

"I think it would be great if we could host it," head coach Dave Shoji told The Honolulu Advertiser. "It is something we have been talking about."

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