Know Your Rainbow Wahine

Know Your Rainbow Wahine

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

Earning their first NCAA Tournament bid since the 2015-16 season, the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine basketball team is currently the talk of the town. But we ask: How well do you know your 2021-22 Rainbow Wahine? Take this short Pop Quiz and see how you fare!

QUESTIONS:

  1. Where was Hawaii picked to finish in the Big West Conference’s preseason coaches poll: second, fifth or seventh?
  2. How many times did forward Amy Atwell win Big West Player of the Week this season?
  3. Who leads the Rainbow Wahine in assists?
  4. What high school did local product Kelsie Imai attend?
  5. What current Rainbow Wahine player holds the program record for most assists by a freshman, with 104?
  6. Name the Rainbow Wahine player who previously played two seasons at Weber State.
  7. Which UH player is from Anchorage, Alaska?
  8. How many times has Laura Beeman been named Big West Coach of the Year?
  9. What was Hawaii’s record after the first three games of the season: 2-1, 1-2 or 0-3?
  10. True Rainbow Wahine Fans Only: If you add up Kallin Spiller’s and Meilani McBee’s jersey numbers, what Rainbow Wahine’s jersey number do you get?

ANSWERS:

  1. The Rainbow Wahine were picked to finish fifth.
  2. Atwell won the award a school record four times.
  3. Guard Daejah Phillips is Hawaii’s leader in assists (70) and assists average (2.7).
  4. Imani attended Waiakea H.S. on the Big Island.
  5. Nae Nae Calhoun set the record in the 2019-20 season.
  6. Redshirt sophomore guard Ashley Thoms transferred to Hawaii from Weber State.
  7. Redshirt freshman guard Olivia Davies is from Anchorage.
  8. Beeman has won the award twice (2014-15 and 2021-22).
  9. Hawaii started the season 0-3, losing to San Diego, USC and Portland.
  10. Jersey Math: Kallin Spiller (11) + Meilani McBee (23) = Jacque David (34).

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