Aiea grad Rodd accepts Hula invite
Arizona State offensive lineman Brandon Rodd has accepted an invitation to play in the Hula Bowl, game owner Nick Logan said yesterday.
Rodd (6-feet-4, 302 pounds) is an Aiea High School graduate.
He is a three-year starter for the Sun Devils and a member of the Pac-10's All-Academic second team.
The Hula Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 12 at Aloha Stadium.
Wahine's Smith on Naismith watch list
Hawaii senior center Tanya Smith has been named to the Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List. Smith is one of 50 being considered for the award given to the women's college basketball player of the year.
The Australia native leads the Western Athletic Conference in rebounding (10.2 rpg) and the Rainbow Wahine in scoring (10.9). With 555 career rebounds, Smith is four shy of breaking into UH's top 10 in rebounding..
Next month, the list will be narrowed to 30. The winner will be recognized at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Tampa, Fla., in April.
Hawaii falls to Oregon State in pool
The Oregon State women's swimming team defeated Hawaii in a dual meet at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Center yesterday 109.5-77.5.
Emma Berry was the only Rainbow Wahine to win a race, with a victory in the 500 freestyle. Hawaii ends the fall season at 7-4.
UH men's volleyball tickets on sale
Season tickets for Hawaii men's volleyball go on sale tomorrow.
The Warriors will have 16 home matches, beginning with the 14th Outrigger Hotels Invitational Jan. 3-5. The field includes UCLA, Penn State and Ball State.
Other home matches are against Long Beach State, UC San Diego, UCLA, Loyola-Chicago, UC Irvine and Brigham Young.
Lower-level seats are $165 plus a $100 premium charge. Upper-section seats are $120 for adults, $105 for seniors, $50 for UH students and students aged 4 to 18, Super Rooters and Manoa Maniacs.
Tickets are available at the Stan Sheriff Center box office, by phone at 944-2697 and at HawaiiAthletics.com.
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Seasiders winless in basketball
Chelsie Morrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack as Seattle rolled past Brigham Young-Hawaii 100-42 in a nonconference women's basketball game yesterday at Cannon Activities Center.
The Redhawks (8-0) had all five starters score in double figures.
Richelle Fenenbrook led the Seasiders (0-7) with 11.