Turtle Bay qualifier tomorrow
Kauai's Dan Nishimoto will attempt to return to the Turtle Bay Championship by winning a qualifier tomorrow.
Nishimoto won last year's Turtle Bay Resort Invitational Qualifier after shooting a 3-under-par 69. Nishimoto will lead the 18-player field of local professionals with a 7 a.m. start at the Turtle Bay Resort Arnold Palmer Course.
Hosted by the Aloha Section PGA, the field contains local professionals who are age 50 and older. Proceeds from the qualifier will benefit the Aloha Section PGA Foundation and the North Shore Youth Athletic Foundation.
The first round of the Turtle Bay Championship is scheduled for Friday.
Rose's 4.0 leads to academic honors
University of Hawaii soccer player Emily Rose was the only soccer player named to the Western Athletic Conference all-academic team with a 4.0 grade-point average.
Rose led a list of 26 UH fall athletes, including six soccer players, named to the team. Ten football players earned honors, with Kenny Patton having the highest team GPA with a 3.70 in English. Jessica Keefe had a 3.90 mark to lead eight volleyball players and Sharlene Carillo had the highest mark of the two cross country runners honored.
Other local athletes honored were New Mexico State runner Andrea Leitner, Nevada football player Caleb Spencer and Boise State soccer players Liane Tom and Allison Tsuchida.
Game-high assists not enough in losses
Punahou alumna Shanna-Lei Dacanay dished out a game-high five assists off the bench, but her No. 2 Washington University (Mo.) women's basketball team was upset by No. 10 New York University 63-61 last night in a NCAA Division III women's basketball game in St. Louis.
The Bears rallied from an 11-point deficit in the game's final 5 minutes, cutting it to 62-61 when Dacanay assisted on Kelly Manning's 3-pointer with 18 seconds left. Katie Higier then made a free throw for NYU and Manning turned the ball over with 5 seconds left.
In McMinnville, Ore., Lewis & Clark (Ore.) snapped a 12-game losing streak against Linfield, winning 70-64.
Jessica Hanato, a Konawaena alumna, finished with nine points and a game-high five assists for Division III Linfield.