University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Vulcan tennis player Carmelle Joyner and basketball senior guard Larry Bush have been named this week’s Pepsi Athletes of the Week.
Joyner, a sophomore, had a stellar weekend as the Vulcans hosted four matches at the Holua Tennis Center in Kailua-Kona. Joyner, playing in the number three singles spot, was the only Vulcan to go undefeated over the weekend in singles at 3-0, and teamed with Marina Colvee to go 3-1 in doubles. Joyner picked up UH Hilo’s only singles win during a 5-2 loss to Holy Names University, and had a doubles win with Colvee in that same match against the Hawks.
Bush earned the award for the fourth time this year and the second time this month. He had a career-high of 27 points in UH Hilo’s upset win against first-place Point Loma, and followed up with 26 points two nights later against Concordia. That gave Bush 53 points over the weekend, enough to earn him Pacific West Conference Player of the Week honors. Against the Sea Lions, he converted a three-point play late in the game to help seal the win.