Hawaii Rainbow Wahine

Hawaii Rainbow Wahine

Rainbow Wahine is the nickname applied to women's sports teams at the University of Hawaiokinai at Mnoa. The University of Hawaii teams were traditionally called "Rainbows" until controversies with the name led the University to allow its men's teams to choose their own nicknames; today, men's teams are variously called "Rainbows," "Rainbow Warriors," and "Warriors." Regardless, the women's teams still retain the traditional "Rainbow" label. "Wahine" is the Hawaiian word for "woman." During games, the Rainbow Wahine are often colloquially known as "The Rainbows" or "’Bows" (which may be used to refer to the men's Rainbow Warrior teams as well), and "The Wahine." The use of "Wahines" is being increasingly replaced with the more grammatically correct "N Wahine" ("n" is the plural definite article in Hawaiian).

NCAA Division I programs

The University of Hawaiokinai has several athletic programs in the NCAA Division I bracket.

*Rainbow Wahine Basketball
*Rainbow Wahine Cross Country
*Rainbow Wahine Golf
*Rainbow Wahine Sailing
*Rainbow Wahine Soccer
*Rainbow Wahine Softball
*Rainbow Wahine Swimming and Diving
*Rainbow Wahine Tennis
*Rainbow Wahine Indoor Track & Field
*Rainbow Wahine Outdoor Track & Field
*Rainbow Wahine Waterpolo
*Rainbow Wahine Volleyball

To comply with federal Title IX these programs were created to give females an equal opportunity to compete in sports. Each Wahine sport has its own unique booster club, or support club.

Graduation Ratesref|gradrates

The following table shows the average graduation rate of student athletes competing on various Rainbow Wahine athletic teams compared to the national average graduation rate for other NCAA Division I schools.

References

* [http://uhathletics.hawaii.edu/ UH Athletics]
* [http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051220/SPORTS02/512200326/1032/SPORTS Honolulu Advertiser]


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