Golf? Why not women’s basketball? Men’s Volleyball? Water polo?
“Women’s basketball is always a sport brought up by the mainland
schools,” said Russell Dung, HPU’s athletic director. “The only
problem was that the Hawai‘i schools don’t have any, and the
women’s basketball season would be the same time as the men’s
Dung added that if HPU had a home gymnasium, it would not be
a problem to sponsor a women’s basketball team.
Water polo, swimming, and men’s volleyball were also eliminated
because lack of facilities and so few Division II schools have
those sports. This would force HPU to schedule games for Division
II athletes against schools with Division I teams, something
that HPU’s Athletic Department feels would be unfair.