Choy Foo named Player of the Year
Hawaii Pacific senior infielder Brandy Choy Foo was named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Year yesterday. The Kailua graduate led the league with a .371 batting average, a .457 on-base percentage, 38 walks and 16 doubles.
Senior infielder Holly Garcia, junior outfielder Jamie Reyes, senior outfielder Rachel Lacar and junior catcher Anuhea Diamond of HPU were also named to the first team.
Sophomore catcher Natalie Fujimoto and freshman Laura Kimborowicz, both of Hawaii-Hilo, also made the team.
HPU infielder Kara Wedemeyer was chosen freshman of the year after batting .313.
Hawaii-Hilo pitcher Sarah Steele topped the conference's Academic All-Conference team with a 3.96 GPA in health and physical education.
Local college tennis teams advance
Three women's college teams won their regional tennis matches yesterday.
At Hilo, Hawaii-Hilo beat Sonoma State, 6-0, to advance to today's match against UC-San Diego, also at the UHH courts. Dorothee Beauvier, Mai Fujii, Michiko Tanaka, Estelle Vicqunault, Krystal Hangai and Tiana Lum-Tucker all won singles and doubles matches.
At Laie, Hawaii Pacific beat Cal State-Los Angeles, 5-1. Davilyn Godinet, Loni Matsunaga, Hana Krivonozkova and Shakti Stream won both their matches for the Sea Warriors.
Also at Laie, No. 1-ranked host Brigham Young-Hawaii beat Cal Poly Pomona, 5-0. Adrienn Hegedus, Jing Jing Liu, Anna Lewis, Judy Weng, Amy Sun and Gurianna Korinihona all won both their matches.
UH golfer Odelius 21st at NCAA regionals
Hawaii freshman Sara Odelius shot a two-over-par 74 to tie for 21st among 108 golfers at the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional at Stanford, Calif.
Odelius, the lone UH representative, was seven strokes off the pace of leader Hanna Jun of UCLA. She shot a five-under 67.
Trampoline and tumbling meet Saturday
Dozens of athletes are expected to compete at the Hawaii State Trampoline and Tumbling Meet at Hawaii Academy's Aloha Gym on Saturday.
The academy is at 1314 Moonui Street. For information, call Susan Jaworowski at 728-8683.
Wailea sponsors 20th tennis championship
The Wailea Tennis Club is holding its 20th annual tennis championship from May 28-31. The tournament features four divisions (open, A, B, C, D) for men's and women's singles and doubles. The championship fee is $45 per person. It includes entry in one singles or doubles event, a Wailea Open T-shirt, lunch on May 29 and an invitation to the player's party on Saturday. Forms must be received by May 22.
For more information call the Wailea Tennis Club at 808-879-1958.
Mango run to help leukemia society
The second annual Mango Days 5K run/walk is scheduled for June 6 at Ala Moana Park.
The race is inspired by the book "Mango Days" by Patty Smith, who died of lymphoma at the age of 18. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For information, call 488-1391.
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