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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, March 21, 2000

June Jones featured on
cover of AFC magazine

This month's issue of American Football Coach magazine features University of Hawaii coach June Jones on its cover.

In December, the magazine selected Jones as its NCAA Division 1-A coach of the year for leading the Rainbow Warriors' turnaround from 0-12 in 1998 to 9-4 last season, including an Oahu Bowl victory over Oregon State on Christmas Day.

Jones is profiled in a three-page article entitled, "Paradise Found."

The magazine selected Jones over Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech, Mike DuBose of Alabama, Dennis Erickson of Oregon State and Tyrone Willingham of Stanford.

Jones last year was named national coach of the year by The Sporting News and CNN-Sports Illustrated.

UH’s Snider WAC
Pitcher of the Week

University of Hawaii senior right-hander Rich Snider has been named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Snider tossed a complete game shutout in Hawaii's 7-0 victory over Fresno State on Sunday. He scattered nine hits and struck out eight.

Snider is 4-0 in his past five starts with a 2.03 ERA. He is 3-0 in the WAC with wins over Rice, TCU and Fresno State.

Hawaii first baseman Kenn Wakakuwa and Hawaii-Hilo shortstop Brandon Chaves were among several players nominated for Player of the Week.

Seasiders remain unbeaten in tennis

The Brigham Young University-Hawaii women's tennis team improved to 13-0 yesterday by topping California Lutheran, 9-0.

The Seasiders swept the doubles matches in easy fashion, losing only one game in Nos. 1 and 2 doubles and only two games in No. 3 doubles.

Three BYUH singles players --Karin Ptaszek, Tagifano So'onalole and Tomoko Sukegawa -- swept their matches.

Kokokahi to host state gymnastic meet

The Kokokahi Gymnastic Team will host the women's Level 7, 8, 9 and 10 State Gymnastic Championships Sunday at its Kaneohe gym.

The meet is a qualifier for the Regional Championships to be held in Olympia, Wash.

Level 7 competition begins at 10 a.m., and levels 8-10 start at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Hipwell is PWC Player of Week

Catcher Melanie Hipwell of the Hawaii-Hilo softball team was named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week.

She batted .500 in leading the Vulcans to two wins in a three-game series over Texas. She went 6-for-12 with a home run.

BYU-Hawaii softball team shows no mercy

The Brigham Young University-Hawaii softball team won two games by the mercy rule yesterday.

The Seasiders beat Big Bend Community College 18-10 and 13-0.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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