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Surfing has been a central part of Polynesian culture for centuries. Since the late 19th century, Hawaii has become a major site for surfists from around the world. Notable competitions include the Triple Crown of Surfing and The Eddie.

The only NCAA Division I team in Hawaii is the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine, which competes at the Big West Conference (major sports), Mountain West Conference (football) and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (minor sports). There are three teams in NCAA Division II: Chaminade Silverswords, Hawaii Pacific Sharks and Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans, all of which compete at the Pacific West Conference.

Notable college sports events in Hawaii include the Maui Invitational Tournament, Diamond Head Classic (basketball) and Hawaii Bowl (football).

Notable professional teams include The Hawaiians, which played at the World Football League in 1974 and 1975; the Hawaii Islanders, a Triple-A minor league baseball team that played at the Pacific Coast League from 1961 to 1987; and Team Hawaii, a North American Soccer League team that played in 1977.

Hawaio Sports: History, Facts, and Statistics (Latitude 20 Books) (Paperback)

Hawai'i Sports: History, Facts, and Statistics is the most comprehensive compilation of statewide sports information published in a single volume. The book covers fifty-nine sports in alphabetical order from adventure racing, a newly introduced sport, to wrestling. The major sports are given coverage at all levels: youth/amateur, college, and professional. Each sport begins with a history of that sport in Hawai'i: when it was introduced, the major events surrounding the sport, and the key figures-organizers and players-who contributed to the sport. Interesting facts and records are highlighted to recognize significant persons and events involved in Hawai'i's sporting community. The final section provides detailed statistics since the sport's introduction in Hawai'i as well as the records that stand today.

About the Author
Dan Cisco holds a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Hawai'i. His masters thesis on sports in Hawai'i led to the writing of this book. He researched and wrote about Hawai'i's Olympic athletes for the Bishop Museum major exhibit "Sport." Cisco is a librarian with the Hawai'i State Public Library System.

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