Sensley earns 4 awards at UH hoops banquet
Julian Sensley was named the Hawaii basketball team's most outstanding player for the second straight year at the Rainbow Warriors' annual awards banquet last night at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.
The senior forward received the Art Woolaway Most Outstanding Player Award after averaging 17.6 points and being named to the All-Western Athletic Conference first team this season. He's the seventh player to win the award twice.
Sensley shared the captain's award with senior guard Deonte Tatum, who also earned the top playmaker award for dishing out a team-high 102 assists.
A team vote won senior center Chris Botez the Ah Chew Goo Most Inspirational Award.
Junior forward Ahmet Gueye claimed the top rebounder (7.7 per game) and top defensive player (2.5 blocks per game) awards.
Sensley, Botez and senior forward Matthew Gipson won the community service awards. Junior guard Matt Lojeski earned the top free-throw shooter award (86 percent). Freshman guard Hiram Thompson won the academic award.
Season ends for Hawaii tennis team
After defeating Louisiana Tech 4-0 in the morning play-in match, the Hawaii women's tennis team had its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the WAC championships yesterday at Boise, Idaho.
The Rainbow Wahine finished 4-18-1 under first-year head coach Jun Hernandez. All eight letter winners from this year's team will return next year.
Umetsu an All-NWC academic selection
Katelyn Umetsu, a varsity swimmer for the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, has been named to the Northwest Academic All-Conference team for winter sports.
The freshman from Waimea High School had to maintain at least 3.5 grade-point average to be honored.
Hawaii's Huang earns bronze at U.S. Open
Hawaii diver QiongJie Huang finished in third place yesterday in the 1-meter springboard at the U.S. Open Championships at Indianapolis.
Huang finished with 266.6 points, just 4.6 points behind Kelci Bryant, who won the event. She will compete in the quarterfinals of the 3-meter springboard today.
Mililani's Sugihara signs to play for HPU
Hawaii Pacific co-head softball coach Howard Okita announced yesterday that Mililani's Casey Sugihara has signed a letter of intent to play for the Sea Warriors next season.
Sugihara finished her senior season with a .565 batting average and will graduate in June with a 3.5 GPA. She was also recruited by Hawaii and Hawaii-Hilo.