The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa fields the only Division I Athletics program in the State of Hawai‘i. Men’s sports include football, baseball, basketball, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. The women’s sports are basketball, cross country, golf, sand volleyball, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Coed teams are sailing and cheerleading.

Before 1923, UH teams were nicknamed the “Deans.” Then in the final game of the 1923 season, UH head coach Otto Klum’s squad upset Oregon State, 7-0, at Mo‘ili‘ili Field. During the game, a rainbow appeared over the field. Reporters started calling UH teams the “Rainbows,” and the tradition began that Hawai‘i would not lose a game if a rainbow appeared.

Currently, most of UH Mānoa’s men’s teams use the nickname Rainbow Warriors. The Warrior holds an honored place in Hawaiian history, for it was the warrior Kamehameha the Great who united the Hawaiian Islands under one rule. To Hawaiians, the warrior displays great strength, skill, and fighting spirit.

UH Mānoa’s women’s teams are referred to as the Rainbow Wahine. The Hawaiian word Wahine is translated in English as woman. The women’s teams won five national team championships – women’s volleyball (1979, ’82, ’83, ’87) and sailing (2001) while seven athletes have captured national individual championships.

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Athletic Director
(808) 956-7301

(808) 956-7657

(808) 956-6247

Basketball (men’s)
(808) 956-6501

Basketball (women’s)
(808) 956-4507

(808) 956-4503

Cross Country/ Track & Field (women’s)
(808) 956-2143

(808) 956-7650

(808) 956-6508

Golf (men’s)
(808) 956-4527

Golf (women’s)
(808) 956-4333

(808) 956-5177

Sand Volleyball (women’s)
(808) 956-2506

Soccer (women’s)
(808) 956-4525

(808) 956-4506

(808) 956-5377

Tennis (men’s)
(808) 956-4512

Tennis (women’s)
(808) 956-3655

Volleyball (men’s)
(808) 956-9931

Volleyball (women’s)
(808) 956-4533

Water Polo (women’s)
(808) 956-4462