Pros hit the beach at Queen's
The timing was perfect for Cayley Thurlby.
Last Sunday, the former Hawaii reserve setter was able to play in her first alumnae match. Tomorrow, she and former Rainbow Wahine teammate Ashley Watanabe pair up for the Corona Light EVP World Championship at Queen's Beach.
It will be the second beach event this season for Thurlby, who teammed with her younger sister Chelsea in the AVP Tour stop in Chicago in August. Thurlby played indoors professionally in Spain for four months earlier this year.
"I like the beach better, it's more dynamic," she said.
Also competing on the women's side are former Wahine Tanja Nikolic, partnered with Alexia Lopez, and Chastity Nobrigra, teaming with Lia Young Hunt (Mid-Pacific/Santa Clara). Others with Hawaii ties in the draw are Dawn Penebacker and Bert Hayashi.
Among the men's teams is the duo of former UH middle Dio Dante and Justin Harris.
Play begins at 8 a.m.
Fukuroku picked to academic team
Hawaii's Taryn Fukuroku was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII women's soccer team for the second straight year.
Fukuroku earned third-team honors this season, a year after being named to the second team.
Fukuroku has a 3.39 grade-point average, leading the team, and is among the Western Athletic Conference leaders in points (24), goals (nine), assists (six) and shots (50).
Ballard, Abubo, Bartels eliminated
Hawaii surfers Rochelle Ballard, Megan Abubo and Melanie Bartels were eliminated by losing their third-round heats yesterday in the Mancora Peru Classic.
Bartels lost to Chelsea Hodges, Abubo was defeated by Rebecca Woods and Ballard fell to Stephanie Gilmore in the Association of Surfing Professionals' World Championship Tour event.
WAC to stream tournaments
The Western Athletic Conference, in conjunction with JumpTV, will have streaming video of all matches in its soccer and volleyball tournaments this fall.
Viewers can sign up by visiting the www.WAC.tv Web site. The soccer tournament is Nov. 8-11 in Boise, Idaho. The volleyball tournament is Nov. 15-17 in Las Cruces, N.M.,
Seben is conference player of week
Hawaii-Hilo junior middle hitter Fabiane Seben was named the PacWest Player of the Week yesterday in volleyball for the second time this season.
The Vulcans swept Dixie State and Grand Canyon last week and Seben averaged 5.29 points in 12 games with 46 kills, 11 aces and 11 blocks. She also hit .466 for the week.
UH-Hilo vs. HPU match to be webcast
Tomorrow's Hawaii-Hilo vs. Hawaii Pacific volleyball match will be webcast from the Vulcans' gym by CSTV/NCAA Sports.
The webcast can be found at the cstv.com/ncaa/divii/ Web site.
Norton earns academic honor
Brigham Young-Hawaii soccer player Sarah Norton was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team for the West district, according to the school.
Norton, a senior defender, carries a 3.97 grade-point average and is a co-captain of the Seasiders.