Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
SAN DIEGO, Calif.–The UH Hilo athletic department sealed their fifth-place finish in the 2021-22 Pacific West Conference Commissioner’s Cup.
The competition is based upon the average finish of sports that the PacWest offers. Each school’s points are totaled and then divided by the number of PacWest athletic programs it offers, giving an overall average finish for the school. Three Commissioner’s Cup standings are released per year. The first set of standings summarizes the fall sports, the second adds in the winter sport points, and the final is the sum of all the sports which is released after the conclusion of spring sports.
UHH has climbed in the standings over the past four years and has achieved their highest finish yet in the past decade. The Vulcans were 12th in 2017-18, sixth in 2018-19, and there was no competition in the COVID seasons of 2019-20 and 2020-21.
The Vulcans received double digit points in the following sports this year: women’s soccer (14 – PacWest Champions), men’s tennis (12 – third place at PacWest Championships), volleyball (11 – fourth place in PacWest Conference), and men’s golf (11 – Second place at PacWest Championships).
The final 2021-22 PacWest Commissioner’s Cup standings grant Azusa Pacific their second-consecutive title with 13.38 points, followed by Biola (10.29 points), Point Loma (10.09 points), Concordia (9.54 points), UH Hilo (8.33 points), Fresno Pacific (8.21 points), ART U (7.75 points), Hawai’i Pacific (7.46 points), Dominican (5.46 points), Chaminade (4.10 points), and Holy Names (3.54 points).