UH Hilo to cut women’s golf, men’s tennis

HILO, Big Island — The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo plans to give up its women’s golf and men’s tennis teams starting next year because of a budget shortfall.

The decision will leave the school with 11 interscholastic sports.

Luoluo Hong, UH-Hilo vice chancellor for student affairs and acting athletic director, says all scholarships awarded for the upcoming 2008-09 school year will be honored.

Hong says the school felt it was important to give students one year’s advance notice so they could plan accordingly.

UH Hilo’s associate athletic director and women’s golf coach, Jim DeMello, says he’s disappointed but not surprised by the move.

He says the department doesn’t have enough funding to support 13 sports.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.