(Hawaii Athletics) - University of Hawai'i women's volleyball player Norene Iosia earned her first career Big West Defensive Player of the Week award after helping lead the Rainbow Wahine to a pair of conference road wins.

The senior setter/outside hitter helped the Rainbow Wahine sweep both Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine, putting her squad on a five-match win streak. Iosia totaled 22 digs and 12 blocks between the two matches, including a career-high eight blocks against the Anteaters.
The Torrance, Calif. native has recorded 13 double-doubles on the season, giving her a total of 57 in her career. She has five career triple-doubles and was only two kills and two blocks away from capturing a quadruple-double against the Titans. Against the Anteaters, Iosia posted 14 assists, 10 digs, four blocks, two service aces and a kill.
Iosia's three aces for the week moved her up to No. 5 in program history with 121, and she is now 12th on the Rainbow Wahine's all-time dig list with 1,070.
Hawai'i returns home to host a pair of conference matches at the Stan Sheriff Center this weekend. UH will take on the two Big West leaders--UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Cal Poly on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday night's match is a "Blackout" – fans are encouraged to wear black to the match. There is also an autograph session following the match.