Stan Sheriff Center adds projection screens
The installation of four large Sony projection video screens inside the Stan Sheriff Center was completed yesterday.
The screens, each measuring 24 by18 feet, are located above the top row of seats around the arena. They were provided by KHNL and KFVE as part of its new television agreement with the University of Hawaii.
The first game-time usage of the screens will be on Feb. 16, when the Warrior volleyball team hosts Long Beach State.
Robbs to be stand-in for father
Scott Robbs, the play-by-play announcer for University of Hawaii volleyball on Sports Radio 1420, will call this weekend's Rainbow baseball games as his father, Don Robbs, recovers from a medical procedure.
While Scott Robbs will be on the road with the Rainbows at Loyola Marymount next week, Blaine Kauwe will call the Warrior volleyball games against Long Beach State.
Grice named Academic All-District
University of Hawaii center Brittany Grice was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII third team.
Grice, who holds a 3.28 GPA in political science, is averaging 11.6 ppg and 8.1 rpg. She was the only women's basketball player from the Western Athletic Conference honored.
Rainbows win season opener
Tyleen Tausaga went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs to lead Hawaii to a 10-4 win over Texas-Arlington in the Hawaii Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Justine Smethurst, a freshman out of Victoria, Australia, picked up the win in her first appearance, giving up four runs on four hits in four innings pitched. Kate Robinson got the save, pitching three scoreless innings.
Warriors tied for fourth at Hilo tourney
Led by Travis Toyama's second-round 69 yesterday, the University of Hawaii men's golf team is tied for fourth place heading into today's final round of the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
Toyama is tied for sixth at 4-under through two rounds, six strokes behind leader Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are first in the team standings, ahead of second-place Oklahoma State by 14 strokes at 21-under.
Host UH-Hilo sits in 16th place, with Colin Gilliam leading the team with a 1-over 143.
Rainbows rout Tigers on the road
The fourth-ranked Hawaii water polo team opened the season by crushing conference foe Pacific 19-3 yesterday in Stockton, Calif.
Hawaii (1-0, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) got three goals apiece from Amy Logan and Sabrina Cook.
The 'Bows continue their road trip today, playing at No. 6 California before participating in the Stanford Invitational tomorrow and Sunday.
Shockers stop Vulcans
Conor Gillaspie, Damon Sublett and Brandon Hall combined to collect six hits and drive in five runs as Wichita State thumped UH-Hilo 13-2 last night at Wong Stadium.
The Shockers improved to 2-0 for the season, while the Vulcans dropped to 1-6.