ESPN honors for UH's Wichmann
Hawaii's Annett Wichmann was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Women's Track and Field/Cross Country first team.
Wichmann, a junior from Germany, is eligible to earn Academic All-America honors.
Wichmann just completed a standout junior year in which she became the first UH track athlete to compete in both the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships.
She won the Western Athletic Conference pentathlon and finished 11th at the NCAA Indoor Championship.
In the outdoor season, she defended her WAC heptathlon title and placed ninth at the NCAA Championships.
Santos is pitcher of the week
Reid Santos, a left-handed starting pitcher for the Akron Aeros, is the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 10, according to a story on the Class AA league's Web site.
The 6-foot-1, 170 pounder from Castle was 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.90 ERA in two starts. For the season, Santos is 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA.
He was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 2002 draft out of Saddleback Junior College.
Dixon visits Hawaii athletic complex
Basketball coaches seemingly never take a vacation.
University of Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon was haunting the environs of the University of Hawaii athletic complex yesterday, checking in on the Rainbow Warrior summer camp and checking in with newly named UH head coach Bob Nash.
Dixon was an assistant coach for the Rainbows from 1992 to 1994 and 1998-99. He went to Pitt as an associate coach in 1999 and became the Panthers' head coach in 2003.
"I'm really happy for Bob," said Dixon. "Now whether we'll be back to play in the (Rainbow) Classic ... I don't know. The way the (NCAA) rules have changed, it's harder to come out here. I would like to.
"And you look at the money, what we could do for four games at home. ... What I'd like to do is figure out a way to play here without having to play Hawaii."
The 41-year-old Dixon is involved with developing a fundraising basketball tournament in honor of his late sister, Maggie, the U.S. Military Academy (Army) coach who died in April 2006 of a heart problem at age 28. The inaugural Maggie Dixon Classic was held last November in Madison Square Garden, where Jamie Dixon's Pitt team defeated Western Michigan and the Ohio State women's team defeated Army.
Lee reaches trials title match
Stephany Lee reached the 72-kilogram freestyle wrestling championship match at the U.S. Senior Women's Team Trials at Las Vegas, but was pinned by Kristie Marano of the New York Athletic Club at 1:05 of the second round last Sunday.
Clarissa Chun finished third in the 48-kg division.
Both wrestlers graduated from Moanalua and competed in college at Missouri Valley State.
Takata wins in El Salvador judo meet
Two-time Pan American champion Taylor Takata (Iolani '00) won his division Saturday at Il Copa Yaniro Ramos Vigil international judo meet in San Salvador, El Salvador, one of six Americans to medal.
Takata, now living at the USA Judo National Training Site in Harlingen, Texas, took gold at 66 kilograms. It was his first competition since finishing second at the U.S. Senior Nationals in April.