Frazier makes ESPN Classic top-100 list
University of Hawaii Athletic Director Herman Frazier was picked by ESPN Classic as one of the 100 most influential student-athletes in the history of the NCAA.
The top-100 list was the subject of an ESPN Classic television show last night.
The list is made up of those who have made a significant impact or major contributions to society.
Frazier, 50, graduated from Arizona State in 1977 with a degree in political science. He competed on the ASU track and field team and was an eight-time All-American and team captain of the 1977 national championship team.
Frazier earned a gold medal while running the leadoff leg of the 4-x-400-meter relay team and captured a bronze medal in the 400-meter dash at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
At ASU where he worked for 23 years from 1977-2000, Frazier held the positions of assistant director of events and facilities, director of athletic facilities, assistant director of operations, associate director of athletics, and senior associate athletic director for business and operations.
Frazier went on to the University of Alabama-Birmingham and was its athletic director from 2000-02. He has been athletic director at UH since 2002.
Hawaii trampolinists qualify for Flanders Cup
Three Hawaii trampolinists qualified for the April 27-29 Flanders Cup in Ghent, Belgium, after their performances at the USA Gymnastics Winter Classic for Trampoline and Tumbling last month in Birmingham, Ala.
Nani Vercruyssen was a first-place winner in the Junior Elite division on trampoline and second on synchronized trampoline. Matt Moniz was third in the Senior Elite double mini-tramp. And Spencer Dupio was third in the Junior Elite double mini-tramp.
Also, Kelsen Onigama and Josh Smith both finished second on the Level 10 synchronized trampoline. Onigama won the Level 10 trampoline championship.
Vercruyssen is one of two U.S. Junior Team members chosen to compete in the Pacfic Alliance Gymnastics Championships April 14-15 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Western Illinois captures 4-team golf match
Western Illinois won a four-team golf match yesterday at Turtle Bay's Palmer Course with a 309. Hawaii Pacific placed second at 323, followed by Brigham-Young Hawaii at 346.
» Kelvin Miyahira of Newtown Driving Range in Pearl City was named one of American's Top 50 Kids Teachers by U.S. Kids Golf. The announcement came at the 2006 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.
"What makes my program succeed is that I care deeply about having each kid and improve and enjoy the game," said Miyahira said, who has been teaching junior golfers for 20 years. "Take that way, and all you have is an empty shell of a golf program."