UH baseball's Trapasso, Daly win awards
Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso and freshman pitcher Matthew Daly both earned national awards yesterday.
Trapasso, who led the Rainbows to a 17-win improvement over the previous, one of the nation's best road records, and an NCAA regional, where Hawaii eliminated two teams, was named one of three finalists for national coach of the year by College Baseball Insider. CBI also honored Kentucky's John Cohen, who won the award, and UCLA's John Savage.
Daly, who went 6-2 with a 3.25 ERA, was named to Louisville Slugger's Freshman All-America team.
Hawaii's Tausaga honored by Easton-Bell
Hawaii softball player Tyleen Tausaga was named third-team 2006 Easton-Bell All-American yesterday, the ninth player in Rainbow Wahine history to earn Easton-Bell honors.
The junior Rainbow Wahine first baseman is coming off a season in which she was named first-team All-WAC for the second consecutive season and was named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Tournament team. She hit .373 with 10 home runs.
U.S. Kids world qualifier June 28
The Hawaii qualifier for the 2006 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships is set for June 28 at the Turtle Bay Resort.
More than 50 qualifiers across the nation and at select international locations will determine the competitors for what organizers call the world's largest golf tournament for kids ages 4-12. More than 850 players from 30 countries are expected for the July 26-29 tournaments at Pinehurst Resort and surrounding North Carolina courses.
At Turtle Bay, boys and girls will play a shorter version of the course depending on age and gender.
For information, go to www.uskidsgolf.com.
» On Maui, Kaapali Golf Courses will conduct a Juniors Play Free program through the months of June, July and August after 10 a.m. on the Resort South Course. For information, call (808) 661-3691 or go to www.kaanapali-golf.com.
Student-athlete recruiting seminar tomorrow
Student Athlete Showcase, Hawaii, will conduct a free student-athlete recruiting seminar tomorrow at the Best Western Plaza Hotel on North Nimitz from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Parents, coaches and student-athletes are welcome. SAC's national scouting director Chris Berg, a former Stanford quarterback, will lead the discussion. Questions are encouraged.
For information, call 545-3578 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Hawaii Athletes in Action is scheduled to take 23 local student-athletes from seven schools to various mainland football camps over the next two weeks. Students from Saint Louis, Aiea, Kahuku, Kamehameha, Castle, Pac-5 and Radford are set to make the trip. The group will compete at the All Poly Camp, Brigham Young's camp, Utah, the Max Emfinger Kava Bowl Combine, Washington and Game Plan Education 1st.
Players sought for tackle football teams
The Hawaiian Warrior youth and adult tackle football teams are seeking players to help fill out their respective squads to compete next month against teams from Las Vegas.
The youth team is open to players between ages 12 and 14, weighing between 155 and 300 pounds. The adult team is open to players 18-35.
Both teams practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
For information, call John Frederick at 782-3937; Junior Felise (youth) at 668-1417; or Ale Tolentino (adult) at 368-6802.
Pan Am wrestling gold for Lee
Honolulu's Stephany Lee won the gold in the women's freestyle wrestling 72kg division at last weekend's American Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
Lee went 4-0 in the round-robin format. She will next compete in the U.S. World Team Trials, June 30, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.