Tennis players Kristina Ebenius and Johan Sandblom were named Hawaii Pacific's top student athletes at the university's athletic awards banquet Thursday.
Ebenius, a senior from Vasteras, Sweden, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a grade point average of 3.91 and was the undergraduate valedictorian at HPU's commencement ceremonies in January. She is currently playing out her final semester for the woman's tennis team and attending graduate school at HPU.
Sandblom, a senior from Voxjo, Sweden, is a four-year letter winner for the Sea Warrior men's tennis team. Johan graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.84 grade point average) with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and is currently working on his MBA.
The award winners in each sport:
Melanie Silva (band); Travis Clutter (baseball); Cordell Ray (basketball); Rachelle Ikari (cheerleading); Roy Ching (men's cross-country); Elinor Klang (women's cross-country); Kim Ekimoto (dance); Elie Sauma (men's soccer); Jannicke Snildal (women's soccer); Susie Schoales (softball); Johan Sandblom (men's tennis); Kristina Ebenius (women's tennis); Gisele Rocha (volleyball).
Seasiders take twoBrigham Young-Hawaii extended its school-record 18-game winning streak by sweeping Chaminade 3-0, 4-2 in a softball doubleheader yesterday at Laie.
Kim Burton threw a five-hit shutout in the first game. Mandi Pearce allowed two runs but won the second game. Misty Howarth and Maggie Reynolds led the charge for the Seasiders, each going 4-for-6 on the day.
Iolani tops PunahouJasmin Kim and Yih Van Vuong each scored two goals to lead Iolani past Punahou, 6-5, in Interscholastic League of Honolulu water polo yesterday.
The Raiders won the first round title with a 5-0 record. Punahou was second at 4-1.
Tori Barbata scored three goals for Punahou and Maureen Flanagan had two.