Hawaii Pacific Sharks

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Hawaii Pacific Sharks
Logo
University Hawaii Pacific University
Conference Pacific West Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Vince Baldemor
Location Honolulu, HI
Varsity teams 13
Basketball arena Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Baseball stadium Hans L'Orange Park
Nickname Sharks
Website hpusharks.com

The Hawaii Pacific Sharks are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent Hawaii Pacific University, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Sharks compete as members of the Pacific West Conference. Hawai`i Pacific University's first venture into intercollegiate athletics came with the formation of the men's basketball team. The university previously competed in the NAIA before joining the NCAA in the mid-1990s.

History[edit]

HPU's previous logo, when the teams were known as the Sea Warriors.

Men's basketball won the 1993 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament with an 88-83 victory over Oklahoma Baptist University.

The school's most successful athletics program has been its women's volleyball team, which has won three national championships, one NAIA national volleyball championship in 1990 and two NCAA Women's DII Volleyball Championships in 1998 and 2000.

The Lady Sharks Softball team won the NCAA Division II Women's College World Series on May 31, 2010 with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Valdosta State University.[1][2]

HPU has an internationally recognized Division II cheerleading and dance team. The HPU Large Coed, Small Coed, All Girl and Dance National Championship Titles have established Hawaii Pacific as a global leader in collegiate competitive cheerleading.[3] Including eight consecutive (Non-NCAA) National Championship from 2003-2010.[4]

On August 1, 2014, HPU athletics announced that they had changed their name from the Sea Warriors to Sharks as part of a fundraising effort and to better "better align themselves with the rest of the university.[5] As part of the new logo rollout, HPU Executive Athletics Director Vince Baldemor has promised to secure 1,000 memberships in the HPU "Sharks Club" by December, but membership has been reported to be less than 50.

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