Tu’ivai to join women’s basketball
MONMOUTH, Oregon – Western Oregon University women’s basketball team added a versatile rookie to its 2022-2023 class with Pi’ohia Tu’ivai signing to join Wolves as announced by head coach Holli Howard-Carpenter.
“We are very happy that Pio is joining us next season. She really suits us on and off the pitch. She is talented and will add to our athleticism and versatility. Pio is tough on both ends of the pitch and can score from there. “indoors or outdoors. She is also an extremely hard worker and competitor,” said Howard-Carpenter.
Tu’ivai has built an impressive prep career both in the field and in the competitive classroom at Seabury Hall High School in Maui, Hawaii. The 5-foot-11 forward has won several accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) D2 First Team, 2019 HHSAA All-State Women’s First Runner-up, 2019 All-State Award. Championship Impact Player / MVP as a freshman. , 2019 Snapple D2 All-State First Team and 2020 HHSAA D2 All-State Honorable Mention. In class, Tu’ivai won a four-year Maunalei Award, which is a very competitive award, only one scholarship awarded in his first year. In addition, she was also on the 2019 and 2020 Honors list and added the 2019 Academic Excellence Award. Seabury had an impressive streak in each of those seasons, going 19-2 in 2018-19 , which included a perfect championship record, then added to that an 18-2 record and another perfect championship record in 2019-20. Tu’ivai plays for the PROformance Hawaii AAU club team.