Moanalua alum Lee named All-American
Kepua Lee, a sophomore guard at Menlo College, has been named to the 2006 NAIA Division II All-American third team.
Lee (Moanalua '04) set school single-season records for points (491) and scoring average (17.5) She also led the Oaks in rebounds (196), field goals (203), free throws (71), steals (42) and minutes per outing (28.1).
This season, Lee tallied eight double-doubles, 11 games of 20-plus points, 19 games of 15-plus points, 24 double-figure scoring outings and 19 contests where she led Menlo in scoring.
The Oaks (25-4) were 11th in the final Division II poll, captured the California Pacific Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championships.
Wang finishes second in platform
University of Hawaii senior Rui Wang claimed second place in the platform event yesterday at the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming Diving Championships in Athens, Ga.
The Rainbow Wahine finished with 90 points and placed 15th overall, their best finish since placing 13th in 1983.
Wang posted a score of 320 points in the final, edged out by Kentucky's Taryn Ignacio, who scored 335.30 points. Hawaii's QiongJie Huang finished in 13th place, earning her honorable mention All-American status.
Hawaii swimmer Nicole Mackey earned her fourth All-American honor by placing 15th in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in a time of 1:58.31.
Auburn won the overall team title with 518.5 points, barely beating Georgia by just three points. Arizona took third with 415 points.
Kansas downs UH softball
Alana Power scored Hawaii's only run on a wild pitch as the Rainbow Wahine fell to Kansas 3-1 in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational yesterday at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Freshman Justine Smethurst got the loss, giving up six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. The 'Bows fell to 14-12 for the year.
Hawaii plays Northwestern at 2 p.m. tomorrow to close out the tournament.
» Chaminade hitters cracked two home runs as the Silverswords won both ends of a PacWest doubleheader against Brigham Young-Hawaii yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
Crystal Weseman hit a home run in the bottom of the eight inning to lift the Silverswords over the Seasiders 7-6 in the second game. Chaminade won the first game 4-2.
Illinois State wins Kauai Collegiate Cup
Illinois State shot a combined 278 to win the Kauai Collegiate Cup yesterday at the Princeville Resort on Kauai. Due to heavy rain, the tournament was shortened from 54 to 18 holes.
Brigham Young-Hawaii finished in 11th place at 326 in the 12-team field.
Illinois State's Matt Miller shot a 6-under 66 to take the individual championship.
'Bows win three team events at Northridge
The University of Hawaii women's track and field team won three events at the Northridge Relays yesterday in Northridge, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine took first in three team events -- 4x800, 1,600 sprint and 4x100 shuttle hurdle. Individually, the 'Bows finished second in one event and third in two events.
Sophomore Emily Sheppard took second in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 7 inches, while Michel Wilson finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and junior Patricia Gauthier took third in the pole vault.
Rainbow Warriors upset No. 40 Arizona State
Taking three of six individual and two of three doubles matches, the University of Hawaii men's tennis team defeated No. 40 Arizona State yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
Rainbow Warriors Sascha Heinemann, Ryan Sceats and Chad Faulk each won their singles matches on the No. 1, 3 and 4 courts.
» Meanwhile, the Hawaii women's tennis team lost yesterday to No. 54 Texas Tech 6-1.
The Rainbow Wahine, who remain winless for the year at 0-14-1, and the Warriors host New Mexico State on Tuesday.
No. 1 USC defeats Rainbows in exhibition
The No. 5 University of Hawaii women's water polo team fell to the top-ranked USC Trojans, 19-15, in an exhibition at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex yesterday.
Down 16-6 heading into the final quarter, the 'Bows scored nine goals in the fourth, mostly against the Trojan bench.
Hawaii next faces UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and San Jose State on Sunday at the DKAC.