Brennan on Manning Award list
Hawaii senior Colt Brennan was one of 35 quarterbacks named to the Manning Award watch list yesterday.
It's the only award that takes into account bowl games and the winner is determined by selected members of the national media as well as Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.
Brennan is also on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award and was one of 11 finalists for the Manning Award last year that was eventually won by LSU's JaMarcus Russell.
The only other WAC quarterback to make the list is San Jose State's Adam Tafralis. Finalists for the award will be announced prior to the start of the bowl season.
Kim ousts Kaneko in first round
CARMEL, Ind. » Defending U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kimberly Kim of Hilo, who became the tournament's youngest winner last year at 14, yesterday beat fellow Hawaii golfer Ayaka Kaneko of Honolulu 1 up in the tournament's first round of match play at Crooked Stick Golf Club.
Neither player led by more than a hole on a day in which the temperature reached 97 and the heat index was 103.
"We both played the best of our games," Kim told usamateur.org. "After nine holes, I thought if I lose this match it would (still) be a great match."
It was Kim's and Kaneko's first meeting in match play. They were roommates during the recent AJGA Canon Cup.
Ironman Revisited set for Sunday
Twenty athletes will traverse part of the original Oahu course of the Ironman Triathlon Sunday as part of Ironman Revisited -- a fundraiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Many of the participants will compete as members of relay teams racing the 2.4-mile Waikiki rough-water swim, the 112-mile bike around Oahu and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon course. Triathletes signed up include military amputee David Rozelle, Ironman legend Dave Scott and the "Bachelor," Andy Baldwin.
CAF and Ironman Revisited will recognize local grant recipient Antonio Tongia.
CAF is an organization that strives to create athletic opportunities for people with physical challenges.
The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at Sans Souci Beach.
Rainbow Wahine schedule released
Hawaii released its upcoming Rainbow Wahine basketball schedule yesterday. UH opens with Washington in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic, Nov. 16.
UC Davis and Northern Arizona also come for the opening tournament, while Hartford, Kentucky, Minnesota, UAB, Texas, Virginia and Lipscomb are in the field for the 29th annual Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic, Nov. 23-25.
Western Carolina, Tennessee Tech and Oregon State are in the Paradise Classic in mid-December and the Bank of Hawaii Invitational features Iona, UC Irvine and William & Mary at the end of the year. The Wahine also travel to a tournament at USC.
"It's a challenging schedule as always. ... Our non-conference schedule should get us ready for the (Western Athletic Conference)," Rainbow Wahine coach Jim Bolla said.
HPU aces earn academic honors
Hawaii Pacific tennis players Mark Mestan and Kaitlynn Brown have been named to the 2007 Division II Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team.
Both were lettermen who earned grade-point averages of 3.5 or better.