Hawaii Grown: College Athletics
Hawaii swimmers score at NWC meet
Five Hawaii swimmers earned points for their schools in the three-day Northwest Conference championships last week at Federal Way, Wash.
Freshman Koy Collier (Maui '05) was the busiest -- and most successful -- female, swimming in five events for the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers. She had a second-place finish and two thirds.
Collier was on the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:40.00), and she finished fifth in the 500 free (5:19.04) on Friday. On Saturday, she had two thirds -- in the 200 free (1:57.36) and 200 medley relay team (1:53.13).
Collier's final event was the 1,650 free on Sunday, and she took sixth (18:28.05).
Freshman Jillian Luis (Kalaheo '05) was on the 400 free relay team that placed second (3:37.60). She also finished 13th in the 200 back (2:20.15), 13th in the 100 back (1:04.66) and 14th in the 200 free (2:04.63).
Sophomore Nate Souza (Hawaii Prep '04) also swam in five events for the Pioneers men's team, his best outing coming on the fourth-place 400 medley relay team (3:48.48). He was also on the 200 medley relay (1:44.00) and 400 free relay (3:24.96) teams that both finished fifth.
Individually, he finished 14th in the 100 butterfly (1:03.57) and 15th in the 500 free (5:40.70).
Whitman College senior Alexis Jinbo-Doran (Iolani '02) won the 200 breaststroke in 2:28.02. She also took two thirds -- individual medley (2:15.57) and 100 breast (1:09.38) -- and was on the 200 medley relay team that took fourth (1:63.54).
Pacific Lutheran freshman Katelyn Umetsu (Waimea '05), finished 14th in the 200 fly (2:31.58).
Bruins get enough of Kneubuhl
Sophomore hitter Isaac Kneubuhl (Kamehameha '03) had five kills, hitting .400, with an ace and six digs, to help Cal State Northridge defeat UCLA 3-2 last Friday at Pauley Pavilion. It was only the second time in the 27-year history of the series that the Matadors beat the Bruins in consecutive meetings. Kneubuhl also had a team-high eight digs in last week's 3-0 loss at UC Irvine.
» Graceland sophomore Ryan Gonzales (Mililani '03) was named the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) West Libero of the Week. Gonzales had 30 digs last week with a perfect passing percentage in three matches for the Yellowjackets.
» UC Irvine freshman libero Brent Asuka (Iolani '05) had 21 digs in the Anteaters' two victories last week, nine in a sweep of Cal State Northridge and 12 in a 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara. He is averaging 3.07 digs per game -- fifth nationally -- and a league-best .364 dpg in MPSF matches.
Stanford's Chun shares 31st place
Stanford freshman Mari Chun (Kamehameha '05) shot a final round 79 -- for a 233 total -- yesterday to finish tied for 31st at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes (Calif.) Golf Club. The Cardinal finished eighth in the 14-team field.
Also on the Cardinal roster is junior Jenna Seki (Punahou '03), who did not compete in this first event of the spring season.
Arizona freshman Amanda Wilson (Waiakea '05) carded an 81--235 for a share of 41st. The Wildcats finished 12th.